Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Father and Son on Bail

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Father and Son on Bail

Article excerpt

A BUSINESSMAN and his son who allegedly threatened to shoot a woman as they torched a house on a drink-fuelled rampage have been granted bail.

Kenneth and Jesse Douglas are allowed to leave jail and return to their Gladstone home until their trial.

But the Brisbane Supreme Court imposed a curfew on the pair.

The two men, along with their son and brother Matthew Douglas, are charged with pouring petrol on and setting fire to a house and caravan on Cedar Creek Rd, near Diglum, at 10pm on August 12.

They are also charged with deprivation of liberty, robbery when armed and dangerous conduct with a weapon.

Both men have been in jail on remand since August 22.

Justice John Bond told the court on Tuesday that witnesses had described his clients breaking into a shipping container on the property and arming themselves with firearms.

He said the Douglases were accused of entering a house on the property, waking up a man and woman sleeping in a nearby caravan. …

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