Back in court a day after release

LESS than 24 hours after he was released on bail, Darryl Timothy Monaghan was back in the Rockhampton watchhouse.

Monaghan was released from custody on strict bail conditions on Friday after his appearance in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court, but when he left the courtroom, what allegedly followed that night lead him straight back to trouble.

The 36-year-old man had appeared in court charged with entering a dwelling with intent, assault occasioning bodily harm and wilful damage on Friday.

He then appeared in the same court room yesterday charged with grievous bodily harm and wilful damage after an alleged serious assault at the weekend.

He was remanded in custody and did not enter a plea on either occasion.

On Friday, police had warned that they believed Monaghan was an unacceptable risk of re-offending, failing to appear or surrender, and interfering with witnesses and argued he should not be granted bail.

There was also a concern for his welfare.

Magistrate Barry Cosgrove said it was against his better judgement when he granted Monaghan bail with strict conditions, including he report to police weekly and he was also banned from living in or visiting his former home town of Winton.

He also was not to consume alcohol or illicit drugs.

The court heard Monaghan was allegedly involved in a series of incidents over a few days in Winton while visiting family for a funeral in December.

Police allege he threw rocks through a door and allegedly entered a person's property and assaulted them.

Police prosecutor Karen Dunham said elders in Winton said they did not want him in town and would stab him if he went near them.

Yesterday Monaghan appeared in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court after he was charged on Saturday.

Police responded to reports of a disturbance at Ford St, Rockhampton, around 1am.

They allege Monaghan struck a 37-year-old woman and also damaged a door.

His case was adjourned until March 14 and he did not apply for bail at this stage.


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