Ice dealer, 25, sails past the police and flees from the court because he was afraid his girlfriend would break up if she found out he had been arrested
- A 25-year-old man fled in court and was on the run for 36 days earlier this year
- Jessie Lawrance Walker was afraid his girlfriend would leave him for arrest
- He was imprisoned for four and a half years for drug offenses and detention from custody
An ice trader from northern Queensland brutally escaped from court because he was afraid his girlfriend would break up.
Jessie Lawrance Walker, 35, spent 36 days on the run after he rushed past the police and escaped justice when his bail was refused earlier this year.
According to Walker, Walker appeared in court on Thursday for conviction in a dark blue suit and shackles around his ankles Newscorp.
Jessie Lawrance Walker (photo on the right with girlfriend) spent 36 days on the run after fleeing the courtroom when his bail was refused earlier this year
His defender said his client's decision was & # 39; a moment of madness and something he really regretted & # 39 ;.
& # 39; He was concerned that his partner, whom he loves, would break the relationship that led him to escape, & # 39; said lawyer Scott McLennan.
He added that Walker's & # 39; s girlfriend & # 39; one of the few shining lights & # 39; was out of his client's life.
His girlfriend was not a drug user, the court was told, although Walker used ice from the age of 21.
& # 39; By the end of 2018 he was a complete addict, he turned to human trafficking to feed his habit, & # 39; McLennan said.
Crown prosecutor Samantha O & Rourke said Walker helped another man – reportedly higher than a street-level dealer – to push wholesale amounts to other dealers.
Mrs. O & Rourke said Walker allowed the delivery of nearly 10 ounces of methylamfetmines to the other man in his home.
A drug dog found 186,189 grams of pure methylamfetamine during a raid on Walker's home.
Walker pleaded guilty to eight charges, including trafficking in human beings and escape from legal custody.
Walker & # 39; s girlfriend was not a drug user, the court was told. He used ice from the age of 21
He completed a four-week substance abuse program and a two-year engineering certificate in the 218 days he spent on pre-trial detention.
Justice James Douglas said that escaping Walker from custody by the police was a serious crime and should incur a severe penalty to deter others from the crime.
He was imprisoned for four and a half years and is eligible for conditional release on November 21, 2020. He plans to live with his girlfriend in Airlie Beach when he is released.
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