Man found carrying ice after baseball-bat attack bailed

A 22-year-old Goonellabah man arrested on Wednesday (July 11), following an attack on a woman with a baseball bat two days earlier, was found to be carrying methamphetamine (ice) on and in his body.

Police allege that on the morning of the July 9 the man assaulted a woman known to him with a baseball bat, striking her four times.

The victim was taken to hospital suffering from two broken bones on her arm, two broken fingers and body bruising.

The 22-year-old was arrested in East Lismore on Wednesday and taken to Lismore police station where he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail and handed over to Corrective Services.

During a strip searc,h Corrective Service officers discovered a glass pipe in his underwear, a bag of ice taped to his leg and a bag of ice in his anus.

He was taken back into police custody and charged with bring prohibited drug into place of detention, possess prohibited drug and possess implements to administer a prohibited drug. He was again refused bail but later given bail by the court.


3 responses to “Man found carrying ice after baseball-bat attack bailed”

  1. Chez Harrison says:

    Using a baseball bat ,he broke her arm in two places, two broken fingers and body bruising. and was found with two bags of ice.on his person…but was granted bail.
    Fair enough that this baseball player gets out on bail ( he must be a baseball player or why else would he have a baseball bat?) . After all, it is only a domestic violence case and she is only a woman. Unbelieveable 😯😞

  2. The Fox Hat says:

    Are you for real! What is wrong with our justice system to put someone like this back on the streets. Hey judge, if you have a daughter and this same ice addict attacked her, you should be the one that is jailed or at least fired from your job on the bench. No wonder there is so much crime on our streets.
    The police do a great job bringing people to justice, only to have a bunch of old farts sitting on the bench, letting them back on the street. If you don’t want to lock them up they should at least be forced into rehab. As I said….ARE YOU FOR REAL!

  3. Jon says:

    Was Heilpern the judge? That fits his pattern of giving them all second chances.

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