The Proserpine Court House Peter Carruthers
A HAMILTON Island labourer who attacked a man in an Airlie Beach nightclub claimed he was defending a woman who had been sexually harassed.
When Lucas Andrew Charleston was evicted from Boom Nightclub in the town’s safe night precinct on December 2, he then stirred up a fight on public streets.
Charleston’s violent behaviour landed him in the cells at Airlie Beach Watch-house, and subsequently in Proserpine Magistrates Court on Monday.
The 19-year-old pleaded guilty to public nuisance, represented by duty lawyer Elizabeth Smith.
Prosecutor Anna Ellis told Magistrate Simon Young that security guards had contacted police about a fight outside Magnums hotel at 4.50am on the night.
A crowd had gathered around Charleston and his victim.
“Guards observed the defendant walk up to the other male and punch him in the face,” Ms Ellis said.
When police intervened, Charleston had been yelling threats at his victim before he was taken to the