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Biloela Pool row punch-up

WHATEVER you do, don't interrupt Saraphean Dulcie Tittum's game of pool.

The Biloela teenager punched another girl in the jaw on April 24 after a disagreement over a game of pool at Bottoms Niteclub.

Tittum pleaded guilty in Biloela Magistrates Court last week to charges of assault, drugs possession and drug-utensil possession.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Kaylene Schick said Tittum and a friend were playing pool and left the game mid-way through it.

Someone else took over the game and an argument ensued, in which 19-year-old Tittum hit a girl on the jaw.

The court heard that on May 22 police raided a Lake Callide Drive residence where Tittum lived with her boyfriend, and found a small amount of cannabis and a drug pipe.

With his client facing a stint behind bars because of a two-month suspended sentence already hanging over her, Tittum's solicitor, Rick Parkes, pleaded with Magistrate John McGrath for leniency. He cited his client's age and said the offences were different from past offences for which she was given suspended jail time.

Mr McGrath listened, convicted and fined Tittum $600 and extended the operational period of the suspended sentence for six months.

“Next time there won't be a choice,” Mr McGrath warned.

Tittum's sister Tarma Helen made court a family affair, appearing on charges of stealing and breaching bail.

The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to stealing a wallet on August 22.

The court heard the elder Tittum had borrowed a pair of jeans from a family friend, but a wallet that was in a pocket was not returned with the jeans.

Tittum's breach of bail charge resulted from her failure to report to police, as required, between April 30 and May 16.

She was fined $400 with convictions and ordered to pay restitution of $15 for the money in the wallet.


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