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Drug addicted alleged tried arsonist refused bail – Noosa Information

A suspected arsonist was refused bail because the judge saw him as an unacceptable risk of another crime.

Morgan Kingsley Evans today requested a bail from the Maroochydore Magistrates Court for multiple charges, including attempted arson, possession of dangerous drugs, fraud, and an attempt to pervert the justice on a previous bail.

Prosecutor Allison Johnstone declined the bail request and referred to his six-page non-production history.

"He is an unacceptable risk of committing further crimes on bail," she said.

“When he was dealing with the seriousness of the crime, he (supposedly) tried to illuminate the premises in three different places.

“The public was asked to call in the fire department to take care of it.

“It was a serious insult and it is a very serious risk to people and the public. “

The court also heard that Evans had been charged with multiple possession of dangerous drugs, theft and mortgaging, and fraud prior to his arrest.

Defense attorney Alan Phillips informed the court that all Evans offenses were the result of a history of drug use.

"He becomes a productive, recidivist offender, and this is mainly due to his drug addiction, which was not addressed."

The court heard that he had secured a place in a seven. monthly rehabilitation program to get help for his addiction.

Evans had not yet filed his pleas.

Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist said the attempted arson and the perverse judiciary were the most serious crimes.

"While he was on bail, his crime escalated," he said.

"Given the seriousness of the crime and the strength of the case, I would not be satisfied that he would comply with the bail conditions and not insult again."

Magistrate Stjernqvist declined his bail.

All charges were adjourned until July 3.

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