A self-proclaimed “sovereign citizen” wrote a collection of chilling letters whereas behind bars on remand for bomb risk fees.
The letters, penned by Matthew James Evans, focused a number of nation Queensland courthouses, claiming the courts had “no jurisdiction” to punish him earlier than warning the courthouses could be “blown up” by “data bombs”.
“This bomb will blow up your constructing (LOL),” he wrote in a single.
The letters – every web page signed by him and fingerprinted with pink ink – additionally featured vile accusations in opposition to judges.
Most of his handwritten notes started with “Expensive R*****ed, illiterate Trustees” whereas branding them “child f***ers” and “peadophile (sic) trustee Judges”.
The extent of his jail mail will be revealed after Evans, from Runnymede in Queensland’s South Burnett area, was sentenced at Brisbane District Court docket final month.
In courtroom paperwork obtained by NCA NewsWire, Evans pleaded responsible to greater than 40 fees together with making a bomb hoax, utilizing a carriage service for a hoax risk, utilizing a carriage service to menace, harass or trigger offence, and a number of fees of utilizing a postal service to menace, harass and trigger offence.
Thirty-seven different abstract fees – starting from breaching bail to evasion, public nuisance and obstructing police – have been additionally handled.
In an agreed assertion of information tendered to the courtroom, Evans first phoned the police station in Nyngan – a small rural group greater than 500km northwest of Sydney – in June 2020.
Evans instructed the answering officer, “Hello, you bunch of c***s, there’s a bomb in your station, you f***s”, earlier than hanging up.
He then known as the station one other 26 instances, hanging up every time they picked up the telephone.
Evans’ telephone was traced to Logan in Queensland, the place police checked his mom’s home at Logan Village.
The courtroom paperwork state he answered a name from investigating officers, claiming he made the empty threats as a result of NSW Police had “stored him within the solar for one hour with no water”.
Evans then known as Policelink the subsequent day, saying he didn’t imply to make the threats.
“He said he meant that NSW Police have been ‘bong heads’ and police thought he meant ‘bomb’,” courtroom paperwork state.
Undeterred, Evans phoned the Stanthorpe Courthouse in southwestern Queensland in September 2021, angrily telling a workers member the courtroom shouldn’t be open and was “committing treason”.
“After a second of silence, Evans then yelled by means of the telephone: ‘There’s a bomb within the courthouse’ and hung up,” courtroom paperwork state.
The constructing was subsequently evacuated.
A month later, Evans began a dwell chat with an worker of the Household Regulation Court docket within the Sydney suburb of Parramatta.
He asserted a lady was committing baby abuse and “start certificates fraud”, earlier than threatening to explode the constructing.
A police investigation led to Evans’ arrest at an Aldi retailer in Kingaroy, Queensland.
His Runnymede property was additionally raided, the place police found greater than 27.2g value of marijuana was rising.
Officers additionally discovered diazepam tablets, fertiliser, and water crystals used to develop the medication.
In the course of the raid, police seized a loaded pistol, crossbow, a do-it-yourself baton with nails protruding the top, a water pipe, a pair of scissors, and a knife in his automobile positioned “prefer it could possibly be simply grabbed by the motive force”.
Whereas on remand in pre-sentence custody, Evans penned a number of letters from the confines of his jail cell at Maryborough Correctional Centre.
He forwarded copies to courts in Beenleigh, Warwick, Stanthorpe and Goondiwindi over a number of days between February and March – every web page signed by him and fingerprinted with pink ink.
The handwritten letters additionally contained statements similar to: “THIS BOMB WILL BLOW UP YOUR BUILDING (LOL)”.
In one other letter to Warwick Magistrates Court docket, Evans blasted “illiterate peadophile (sic) judges” whereas claiming he would use “data bombs” as a “lawful defence in opposition to your provoked assualt (sic).
When interviewed, Evans admitted he despatched the letters as a part of an try and defend the “illegal fees” police had laid in opposition to him.
He claimed they weren’t bomb threats and gave officers an data sheet, which contained the definition of the phrase “bomb”.
The courtroom paperwork reveal Evans had additionally engaged in different harmful behaviour, together with evading police on the D’Aguilar Freeway whereas driving 117km/h.
On that event, he additionally phoned police communications, claiming he was a “sovereign citizen” and police had no energy to intercept him.
Others included dashing away from police in extra of 150km/h – filming himself whereas saying “it’s a f***ing excessive pace chase” – and tearing down Covid-19 QR posters at a Nanango IGA retailer whereas yelling workers had “no authority”.
Throughout courtroom appearances earlier than his sentencing on December 16, Evans claimed the courts had no jurisdiction over him because he was an “imperial crown subject” whose grandfather swore an oath to King George V, the great-great-grandfather of King Charles III.
He additionally threatened to sue a Justice of the Peace for “damages for fraud, treachery and treason” and asserted he might solely be tried on the Worldwide Court docket of Justice at The Hague.
District Court docket Decide Brad Farr sentenced Evans to 3 and a half years’ jail, with a non-parole interval of 1 yr and two months.
With time already served, he will likely be eligible for parole in January subsequent yr.