Assault accused given bail
22nd July 2009
A MAN who allegedly bashed a female police officer with a pick handle after she went to his home to attend a domestic dispute was released on bail yesterday.
Gregory Paul Warren, 38, was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm while armed and serious assault after allegedly attacking two officers at Urraween on Sunday afternoon.
He was subdued using capsicum spray.
Lawyer Ian Pilgrim said that Warren intended to plead guilty and had been under significant personal and financial stress. He had started taking anti-depressants two days before the incident, Mr Pilgrim said.
Prosecutor Sergeant Kathryn Stagoll opposed bail because of Warren's unpredictability and volatility. “If he is released, his difficulties with his partner and financial difficulties with his business will still be there,” she said.
Magistrate Graham Hillan granted Warren bail on the condition he live with a friend at Torquay, report to police once a week and attend counselling with Fraser Coast Mental Health Service.