The Northern Territory news Fri 2 Jul 2021
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14 ADVOCATE FRIDAY JULY 2 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 14 Policemen assaulted A MAN who threatened to stab a group of people in an alcohol-fuelled knife frenzy and kicked two police officers during an arrest has been jailed. Tennant Creek man Jake Roper pleaded guilty in Alice Springs Local Court to a string of offences stretching over a period of time from October 2020 to March 2021, including aggravated assault, damaging property, going armed in public, assaulting police, resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour in a police station, as well as breaching bail on numerous occasions. The court heard on October 13, 2020 Roper had been drinking before he attended a Tennant Creek home and started arguing with another man. After being chased from the street by the man and others, Roper returned with two 30cm butcher knives and came back and began to threaten to stab the man. You began running towards (the man) brandishing those knives, who had to jump over a nearby fence. You approached a vehicle and jumped onto the bonnet, with the knives in each hand, yelling out, Ill stab you, Judge John Birch said. (The cars occupant) had to wind up the drivers side window and locked the car fearing he was about to be stabbed with those knives. Judge Birch said on March 13 Roper was found to have breached his electronic bail conditions, where police attended the Tennant Creek address and engaged in a foot pursuit. You were directed to lie on your stomach using your momentum you tried to turn over and began to thrash out in an effort to assault the police officer. You turned to (one officer) with force and kicked him in the abdomen, causing him to become unsteady on his feet, losing this breath and causing him some pain. You were restabilised by the police and put in the rear of that police car. As you were being secured and kicked out striking (a second officer), leaving a footprint on his back. Judge Birch said he accepted Roper had made efforts to stay out of trouble. Two assaults on police is considered serious by the courts, and that sort of trouble is not out of character for you. You have been dealt with assaulting police some nine times in the past. He was sentenced to 16 months prison. JASMINE BURKE Stacee Barnes raised money for ovarian cancer by trekking five Larapinta trails. Picture: Stacee Barnes A TREK raising money and awareness for ovarian cancer collected more than $120,000 between the 20 participating hikers. Ovarian cancer survivor and advocate Stacee Barnes trekked five different Larapinta trails over five days, raising more than $35,000 between her and her four friends. Sharing your story with other people was one of the best things for all of us, we could relate to each other through our shared similar struggles, Ms Barnes said. It was invigorating. According to Ovarian Cancer Australia, an estimated 1510 women will be diagnosed with the disease each year and a further 1046 will die from it. Ovarian cancer also has a significantly lower survival rate compared to breast cancer. Ms Barnes said the lack of research and awareness was the driving force behind her to educate women and to know the symptoms of the disease. When I first was diagnosed with ovarian cancer there was little support and no information, it is not often spoken about, she said. FLOSS ADAMS $120K RAISED FOR OVARIAN CANCER 1 Aavoca1e centralianadvocate.com.au ENERGY AUDIT