A 22-year-old man threatened to to shoot correctional staff saying that he didn't care and that he would go to jail for murder, the Launceston Magistrates Court heard.
Brandon Malcolm Charlesworth, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to numerous counts including two counts of threaten a public officer, abusive language and threatening police and a public officer, burglary and stealing and motor vehicle stealing.
Charlesworth pleaded guilty to motor vehicle stealing from Clark Equipment in Invermay on July 22, 2020.
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Police prosecutor Kelly Brown told the court that Charlesworth was in the stolen Holden Colorado when it evaded police in Ravenswood and eventually collided with an Isuzu on the corner of Cimitiere and Tamar streets after running a red light. The Isuzu then struck a traffic light and hit the shop Pcz4U.
Co-offender Codi Ken Fazackerley pleaded guilty in July to the driving offences as well as motor vehicle stealing.
After his arrest Charlesworth told officers at the Launceston Reception Prison: "If I get bail I am going to blow your head off with a shotgun, I don't give a f--- I will go to jail for murder."
On July 29 he and another man burgled and stole from a Thai restaurant in York Town Square.
On the way to court on August 1 he became aggressive saying to officers:"Wait until I get out of here I will shoot you all."
Defence counsel James Oxley said he had been released from jail on June 19 but could not transition to normal life.
He said he was using drugs and was committing crime to get money for drugs.
Magistrate Simon Brown will sentence on Thursday at 2.15pm.
He remarked that while Charlesworth was not responsible for the driving it was the sort of consequences which flowed from stealing cars.
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