Trent Christopher Smalley pleaded guilty in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Monday to possessing a knife (machete) in public.
Trent Christopher Smalley pleaded guilty in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Monday to possessing a knife (machete) in public.

Man armed with machete was 'glad police had stopped him'

WALKING the streets as he waved a 40cm machete, Trent Christopher Smalley was on his way to a nearby school to fight.

That was until police intervened and arrested the heavily intoxicated man at 2.45am on Dempsey St, Rockhampton.

Smalley pleaded guilty in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Monday to possessing a knife in public.

When approached by police on July 5, he told them he was heading to a nearby school to fight someone.

His defence lawyer told the court the person who had rung Smalley to fight was someone who had allegedly bullied him when they were at school and apparently that person's son was bullying the defendant.

"He said it was a stupid mistake and was extremely glad police had stopped him,” the lawyer said.

Smalley was fined $750 and forfeited the machete.