AN out-of-control inmate who became abusive and disruptive after being refused bail in the Bathurst Local Court on Wednesday has caused the adjournment of an unrelated District Court matter.
The offender could be heard yelling and screaming through the court’s doors and in the foyer of the court house.
A spokesperson for Corrective Services said the incident began around 2.50pm on Wednesday after an offender was refused bail.
He became argumentative and Corrective Services NSW officers placed him in an interview room where he allegedly urinated on the carpet and damaged a chair.
The spokesperson said no cells were damaged.
“All holding cells were fully operational throughout the afternoon,” they said.
The spokesperson said one matter in the District Court was adjourned while CSNSW staff dealt with the inmate.
The District Court was about to begin with a sentencing matter when solicitor Leigh Haywood approached the court requesting her matter, which was listed for Wednesday afternoon, be adjourned.
Ms Haywood told the court there was an issue with an inmate out the back – not related to her client - and “some damage had occurred”.
She indicated the problem had been going for about 40 minutes and there was a security concern.
She requested her matter be stood down from the list and adjourned to 9am on Friday as a result of the situation.
Judge Lakatos adjourned her client’s matter.
Aside from Ms Haywood’s adjournment, the District Court proceedings continued without disruption through the afternoon.
There was no disruption to the Local Court.