Wagga man avoids imprisonment and continues bail

Wagga Local Court
Wagga Local Court

WITH two Corrective Service officers sitting behind him and the magistrate condemning his behaviour, Anthony Elwood Boney sat trembling, comprehending a future behind bars. 

After several Supreme Court bail breaches, magistrate Erin Kennedy warned Boney he had one last chance, as she ordered the officers away in Wagga Local Court this week. 

“Turn around – that’s how close you are to going to jail,” Ms Kennedy told Boney. 

“You’re just not caring enough, there is no excuse to be undermining your freedom out at a licensed premises.” 

Solicitor Emily Winborne told the court Boney had breached his bail because he found himself confused by dates and times, released on bail on February 20 this year. 

 Office of Director of Public Prosecutions solicitor Jessica Dawson opposed bail and said Boney had shown a complete disregard for his release. 

Ms Kennedy told Boney to work with her as she continued bail with stricter conditions until his September 11 trial.