Bail refused for man accused of stabbing at North Booval
"YOU'RE going to die tonight."
Those were the chilling words that stabbing victim Lloyd Jago claimed were said to him by an intruder in his bedroom. Mr Jago suffered a knife wound to his arm but was able to run from his house to a neighbour's.
Magistrate Donna MacCallum read the claims out in court from police documents before her in which police opposed bail being granted to the accused man, David Stewart Salkeld.
Salkeld, 47, from North Booval, was arrested and charged with committing an act causing grievous bodily harm to Mr Jago, 35, at 1am on Monday and entering a dwelling with intent at night.
The court heard Salkeld and Mr Jago had known one another for some years after they met inside jail.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Brad Dick said both offences carried maximum life penalties. He said Salkeld had a serious criminal history that dated back 28 years, and he had previously served jail terms.
Sgt Dick said Salkeld admitted to using the knife.
Defence lawyer Naadira Omarjee said Salkeld would contest the version given by the injured man, saying it was Salkeld who contacted police about where he was, and his involvement in the matter.
"He has indicated to police the incident arose out of an altercation with this person Lloyd Jago," Ms Omarjee said.
"He has known him for some years, having become familiar with each other when they were in custody. He indicates the altercation was instigated by Mr Jago."
Ms Omarjee said Salkeld was willing to have a GPS tracker fitted if given bail and would report to police. Ms MacCallum said it was alleged Salkeld entered the house in the night and she noted his relevant criminal history and jail sentences.
"It is alleged he made the comment you're going to die tonight and Mr Jago got out of bed," she said. "(He) sliced his arm with a large black-handled knife and managed to get out the door to a neighbour's house who phoned ambulance and police."
"I handed myself in your honour," said Salkeld, a grey-haired and bearded man as he interjected from the dock.
Ms MacCallum said the evidence was yet to be tested.
She refused bail and adjourned the matters to July 2.
Man charged over North Booval stabbing
A MAN will face a court today after an altercation in which a man was stabbed in the arm at North Booval early this morning.
Police allege at about 1am today, a man attended an address on Soudan St and assaulted a resident who was known to him.
Emergency services attended and took a man into custody at an address on Thurso St.
A 35-year-old North Booval man was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening stab wound to his arm.
A 47-year-old North Booval man has been charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and enter premises with intent.
He is due to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court today.