Partner Lunges at Man with Knives; Parole, Not Jail, for Mum

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Partner Lunges at Man with Knives; Parole, Not Jail, for Mum


Byline: Ashley Clark ashley.clark@news-mail.com.au

A DRUNK and abusive Sharleen Erin Behrendorff lunged at her partner while armed with two knives, one a 30cm bread knife.

The frightening details of the incident were read out in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court this week after Behrendorff pleaded guilty to one count of assault occasioning bodily harm and two counts of contravention of a domestic violence order.

The court heard at 1.15pm on January 21, police received a call from the aggrieved man who stated he was in bed at his Coral Cove residence when he was verbally abused by the 35-year-old mother of three.

"He stated the defendant drinks heavily and had consumed home-brewed beer that evening," Police Prosecutor Senior Constable Grant Klassen said. "The defendant was yelling abuse at him, calling him things like a 'f---ing c---'.

Before officers arrived at the home, Behrendorff had run from the scene.

She later returned.

It was then, about 3am, officers caught up with Behrendorff and were told by the man how she had "lunged" at him with two knives.

Snr Const Klassen said the aggrieved told Behrendorff (pictured) to leave and locked himself in the bedroom but opened it again after she continued to kick at the door. …

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