Baldivis woman fined for brandishing bow at family friend

Baldivis woman fined for brandishing bow at family friend

A BALDIVIS WOMAN who brandished a compound bow at a family friend was frightened for her husband’s safety.

Rachel Johnston was convicted in her absence at Rockingham Magistrates Court on March 20.

She sent an endorsed plea of guilty to a charge of carrying a controlled weapon in a manner likely to cause fear.

The prosecutor said Johnston’s husband had loaned $100 to a family friend who had left a bicycle as security for the loan.

At a later date, the family friend returned and spoke with the husband.

An argument broke out and Johnston, who witnessed it, became fearful for her husband went and got the compound bow and a quiver of arrows.

She aimed it at the family friend.

The friend took the bike and left with some of their associates.

Johnston placed the bow and arrows on the bonnet of a car in the driveway.

She told police she “was frightened” for her husband and that the bow was not loaded and she had not intention of using it.

Magistrate Leanne Atkins made orders for destruction of the weapon and fined her $800.