Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Lights on but He'll Stay Put

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Lights on but He'll Stay Put

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Byline: Roderick Makim

A YOUNG man charged with an alleged home invasion while armed has seen the light, but it was not enough for him to be granted bail in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court yesterday.

aHe was like someone in a dark room, fumbling around...but now the lights have been switched on.a

This was the description given by local solicitor John Milburn about his client, Jordan Eric James Bond.

Mr Milburn argued the six weeks Mr Bond, 17, had spent in custody since his arrest for allegedly breaking into a Urangan home while armed with a knife had given the young man a chance to take stock of his life and face his problems.

Mr Bond was aenlighteneda and had experienced aa change of paradigmsa, said Mr Milburn.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell, however, was unimpressed with the bail application.

aI know you're under instructions (to apply for bail for your client), but the fact he's had six weeks to think about things and a[approximately]the lights have come on' is not a change in circumstances,a he said. …

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