Solicitor Telford's intimidation charge adjourned again in Mount Isa

SOLICITOR CHARGED: Anderson Telford appearing at Mount Isa Magistrates Court to represent a client in an unrelated court matter. Photo: Samantha Walton
SOLICITOR CHARGED: Anderson Telford appearing at Mount Isa Magistrates Court to represent a client in an unrelated court matter. Photo: Samantha Walton

The court case for Solicitor Anderson Telford, accused of intimidating a witness by calling them “a dog”, has once again been adjourned.

The case was first mentioned in Mount Isa Magistrates Court on January 30, 2017. 

On Wednesday November 1, Mr Telford’s solicitor, Glen Cranny, spoke to the Mount Isa Magistrate via telephone from Adelaide.

Mr Cranny told the Magistrate that he was seeking a direction for a committal procedure.

He had previously told the court there was “every chance” he would be bringing an application to cross-examine witnesses, including the aggrieved, 28-year-old Chloe Misty-Joy Oliver.

Ms Oliver was originally charged with trafficking and supplying dangerous drugs. 

Mr Cranny said Ms Oliver’s matters were likely to be resolved in the Supreme Court in the next few months, and he was looking to argue that Mr Telford’s case should be held off until that time.

“We are seeking further time. There is a need to summarise the argument about whether it should proceed or be delayed. We are looking for a date to have that argument,” Mr Cranny said.

The case will have its next mention on Wednesday, November 15, with bail enlarged.

Mr Telford will not be required to personally appear in court.

The maximum penalty for such a charge (retaliation/intimidation against a juror, witness and family) is seven years in prison. ​