This is daddy coddling/mother bashing at its highest level.
Taser dad's violent pastROANNE JOHNSON December 21st, 2011
But it won't be a festive family reunion for the 36-year-old well-known Ingham business owner - after his 15-week old baby was seized by the Department for Child Safety and his 28-year-old defacto partner left him.
Child Safety took the baby just hours after being advised of the weekend's "alleged alcohol-fuelled domestic violence" incident in which the father is accused of picking up the child so "police would not shoot him" - then punching a policeman several times to the head and repeatedly charging at four officers.
At 3am on Saturday, December 17, police tasered the man while he was holding the child, who was not injured. The mother packed her bags and left the shared home immediately afterwards and she is now residing in Townsville awaiting the return of her baby, with whom she can have only supervised contact.
The woman, who has a visible bruise to her temple and is "in fear of retribution", plans to move down south with her family, as it wasn't the first time her partner has allegedly been violent towards her and the child.
He is also accused of breaching a domestic violence order, put in place on June 3 this year in Ingham Magistrates Court, for assaulting her when she was six months' pregnant while they walked home from a local restaurant.
Magistrate Peter Smid recognised the defendant from a different domestic violence order breach against another woman. He was tasered after a 2010 incident incident involving his former partner and their two young children.
"I have a sense of deja vu about you - because back then you also had a similar practice of hanging your head in shame and that's how I recognise you," Mr Smid said.
"You don't fool me because I know what sort of person you are - you are a violent person at times."
The magistrate granted the man bail for the sake of his business, with defence lawyer Tara Payne submitting it would suffer considerably over the busy festive period.
The man has been bailed until January 23, 2012, on five charges including endangering a child by exposure, breaching a domestic violence order, assault or obstruct police, serious assault and wilful damage.
Mr Smid did not impose an alcohol ban, despite police prosecutor Colleen Wainwright submitting "he is a nice man until he drinks", but ordered he have no contact with the mother. he is allowed supervised contact with his son.