A 28-year-old Cloncurry man has pleaded guilty to three charges while attempting to poison his neighbour's dogs.
Mitchell Douglas Boyce pleaded guilty to commit public nuisance, contravene direction of police and assault occasioning bodily harm in a public place while adversely affected by intoxicating substance.
Mount Isa Magistrates Court on Monday heard how Boyce was standing out the front of a house in Cloncurry with a tray of baited meat, yelling at his neighbour he intended to poison his dogs on January 22.
The neighbour contacted Police and asked them to attend quickly.
The Police Prosecutor told the court that Boyce punched the neighbour once to the head and the neighbour also suffered cuts to his arm from being pulled through the fence.
"Boyce was uncooperative with police and denied touching the victim," the Prosecutor said.
"Boyce returned an alcohol reading of 0.168 and said he had consumed 30 XXXX Gold."
Acting Magistrate Richard Lehmann sentenced Boyce to four months' imprisonment suspended for 12 months and ordered him to complete 40 hours community service.
"It is true to say there was tension between you two, however this was not a matter for you to deal with especially not intoxicated," Magistrate Lehmann said.
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