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Court officers separate man hugging partner at ACT Magistrates Court before jail

13 January 2018 6:48 AM
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Court officers at the ACT Magistrates Court had to separate a man from his partner on Saturday morning after being told he would be remanded in custody.

Lyons man, Jake Alexander Johnson, 20, fronted the court for allegedly threatening a police officer at Woden Police Station on Friday.

Johnson was at the station attending documents relating to several alleged firearms and drug possession offences when he became agitated with the police constable overseeing the signing.

"I will see you after work. That's a threat. A f---ing big one," Johnson told the officer.

As the magistrate gave her reasons for refusing bail, Johnson became more visibly agitated, before standing up, constantly raising his hand and trying to interject.

"Can I please talk?" Johnson said, standing in his white t-shirt, gym shorts and thongs.

The magistrate refused his request and said "that's just an indication you're not listening".

Johnson began to plead and promised he would not reoffend before he was told he was to be remanded in custody as he was likely to reoffend if released.

Johnson tearfully turned to his girlfriend, seated at the back of the court as officers stepped in to take him away.

The pair embraced as court officers tried to separate the two, eventually leading a distressed Johnson into holding as his partner stormed out of the court.


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