By Caitlin Bewley
(2nd Yr Swinburne Uni)
An angry confrontation between neighbours turned into a police chase early this year with a man appearing in Bacchus Marsh Court on Friday 17 May, via video link, as a result.
Adam Doyle entered a plea of guilty to seven charges before Magistrate Gregory Robinson.
On January 17, the accused angrily confronted an associate in his front garden on King street in Bacchus Marsh, the court heard.
It was alleged by the prosecution, Senior Constable Lisa Schoemaker, the accused said to the victim “if you stole something, put it back”.
The victim then retreated inside, to which the accused tried to open the victim’s door and yell abuse.
Doyle took himself to the Bacchus Marsh police station after the incident to talk to them about what happened, and then subsequently fled.
The accused began running to a nearby petrol station and was challenged by witnesses, then taken to the ground by police who attended the scene.
Doyle’s lawyer told the court that on May 17 it was his clients 120th day in custody, and that “when he was confronting his neighbour, he was saying he doesn’t want to go to jail for someone else”.
Magistrate Robinson released the accused, with Doyle telling the court he is “sick of doing jail”, and that he “wants to do something else”.