JAILED: A South Burnett man is behind bars following an argument in Blackbutt. Photo: File
JAILED: A South Burnett man is behind bars following an argument in Blackbutt. Photo: File

How argument about kids landed a man behind bars

A CONFRONTATION about alleged bullying by a child has landed a South Burnett man behind bars for six months.

Jason Yarrow stabbed a man with a knife three times after the man jumped Yarrow’s fence on December 11, 2018, to confront him about alleged comments made by his son.

Crown prosecutor Alex Stark said, in Kingaroy District Court on November 27, that Yarrow, 30, came out of his house with a knife when the man jumped his fence to confront him about his daughter being bullied by Yarrow’s son.

Yarrow lives in the house with his partner, her two children, and their baby.

The man, who was with his fiance, jumped back over the fence when he saw Yarrow was holding a six-inch knife.

The duo continued to argue before the man went back into Yarrow’s yard and a struggle ensued.

The man left the yard and told Yarrow, “when you want to talk about the kid’s bullying like a man, come and talk to me”.

Mr Stark said Yarrow then dragged the man back over the fence who started to bleed when his leg got caught.

Yarrow stabbed the man with the knife on his leg, abdomen and upper torso.

Defence barrister Catherine Cuthbert questioned why the man attended Yarrow’s house “intoxicated and belligerent”.

“It is probably not the best way to go about wanting to have a discussion about the behaviour of children,” she said.

Ms Cuthbert said Yarrow, who is diagnosed with Asperger’s, had a knife in hand because he was cutting up his dog’s food and did not have a clear recollection of the incident.

“He was angry at the manner that the complainant approached him and angry about the incursions to his property,” she said.

Judge Ray Rinuado sentenced Yarrow to two years’ imprisonment with a parole release date after six months, on May 26, 2020.

A conviction was recorded.

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