Mandurah: man accused of verbally threatening teacher refused bail after pleading not guilty

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A FATHER accused of threatening a teacher with an iron bar and throwing a hockey stick at a man has pleaded not guilty.

Christopher John Masters pleaded not guilty to several offences including threats to injure, endanger or harm any person.

Police Prosecutor Neville Palmer said one victim was a Halls Head Community College teacher at the time of an incident on May 8.

It is alleged Mr Masters yelled at the victim when inside his car “what the hell you f—— dog c—” and “I’m going to kick your f—— head in”, when outside Halls Head College.

Mr Masters allegedly approached the teacher, pulled an iron bar out of his pants and brandished it at the victim.

He allegedly said “You started this you f—— c—” before driving away in his vehicle.

Sergeant Palmer said the incident was caught on CCTV cameras owned by the school.

In a separate incident in May this year, police claim Mr Masters rode his bike to a Falcon residence and threw a hockey stick at a male while wearing a devil mask.

Police allege Masters returned to the same house a few days later in his blue Holden Commodore and ran over a letterbox, turned his car around and crashed into another resident’s yard, breaking their meter box.

Duty lawyer Julie Lindsley said Mr Masters would apply for bail because he would spend a period in custody, waiting for these charges.

Ms Lindsley said Mr Masters’ wife and four kids needed him to work to avoid losing their home, and he had a limited criminal record.

Sgt Palmer argued against bail to ensure the safety of the community and the victims.

Magistrate Anne Longden agreed with prosecution and refused Mr Masters’ bail application.

Ms Longden said Mr Masters had already made partial admissions and there was existing CCTV footage.

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