Stabbing threat lands man in jail

MICHAEL BOLT is now behind bars after holding scissors against his ill de facto’s throat and threatening to stab her in her hospital bed at Lismore Base Hospital if she did not hand over money.

Bolt, 25, a father of five from Goonellabah, and recently Gundurimba, previously received a 12-month good behaviour bond to be supervised by Probation Services for the offences of demanding money with menaces and assault in July 2008.

He reappeared before Lismore Local Court yesterday after breaching his bond by not attending at Probation Services and by reoffending with a serious traffic offence.

Magistrate Robyn Denes revoked Bolt’s good behaviour bond and sentenced him to 12 months’ jail on the earlier charges.

She ordered Bolt complete four weeks of the sentence, with the remainder to be served under the supervision of Probation and Parole.

Police facts stated Bolt phoned his de facto at the hospital telling her, ‘I’m gonna come up there and stab ya’ before walking into her hospital room at 6.30pm.

He grabbed the woman’s throat and holding a pair of scissors threatened ‘I’ll stab you, give me your key card’. Bolt was restrained by his brother who manhandled him out of the ward.

When he walked in he threw ‘baby stuff’ including a tin of milk, nappies and baby bottle at his de facto while she was lying on the bed.

The incident was witnessed by the father of his de facto and a nurse.

While on his good behaviour bond for the offences, Bolt was also caught by police driving in Lismore on October 23 last year. At the time he was disqualified from driving until September 2010.

On that offence, Ms Denes sentenced Bolt to serve 14 days’ jail, which was added on to his four weeks. He was disqualified from driving for another 12 months.

Ms Denes told Bolt ‘you don’t seem to be learning your lesson or understanding the seriousness (of the offending)’. He will be eligible for release on June 16.

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