Terang ice addict jailed for nurse death threat

A TERANG ice addict has been jail for two months after threatening a hospital nurse while on a binge.

Troy Andrew Hull, 23, of Spring Dam Road, was remanded in police custody overnight Monday after pleading guilty to intentionally damaging property, making a threat to kill, making a threat to inflict serious injury and unlawful assault.

Magistrate Michael Coghlan said yesterday Hull had been found suitable to undertake a community corrections order after he served his prison sentence. The order includes conditions Hull undergo assessment and treatment for mental health and drugs.

In a rant to the court yesterday, Hull said that a complicating factor was that he is now facing more criminal charges. On January 26 this year Hull stole an iPhone from a taxi during a trip from Hamilton to Cavendish. Through electronic tracking it was found in Hull’s bedroom. 

The incident with the nurse happened after Hull arrived at the emergency department of Warrnambool Base Hospital while high on ice. 

He became agitated, threatened the nurse and told her he would kill her.

Mr Coghlan condemned Hull’s actions. 

“Your conduct towards the nurse was disgraceful. It’s something that happens all too frequently when people are drug-affected and they abuse health professionals,” he said. 

Other charges related to  smashing a sliding glass door, possessing a sword and breached an intervention order during a fight with his parents.

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