Greatbatch facing Queensland court

Jason Greatbatch

Jason Greatbatch

A CEDUNA man facing charges including attempted murder remains in custody and is due to appear before a Queensland Magistrates Court today.

Jason Wayne Greatbatch, 35, was arrested and extradited to Queensland by detectives in relation to an alleged assault at a residence in Kuttabul on December 28.

Mr Greatbatch first faced Rockhampton Magistrates Court on January 2 where he was remanded in custody and no application for bail was made.

He then faced Mackay Magistrates Court on January 7 but the case was adjourned to January 14.

The Mackay Magistrates Court said the defence would look at submitting a bail application.

At both hearings Mr Greatbatch appeared via videolink from the Mackay Watchhouse.

Mr Greatbatch has been charged in relation to an incident that took place on a private property at Kuttabul, near Mackay.

Police allege Mr Greatbatch confronted 23-year-old Jake Burgess in the backyard of the residence at about 12.15am while armed with a knife, stabbing him once in the torso before entering the house.

While in the house he allegedly confronted 21-year-old Teagan Moore, a former employee of Mr Greatbatch, and stabbed her twice in the torso, causing her to drop her 10-month-old son Nixon, who she was holding at the time.

Mr Burgess, Ms Moore and their son all survived the ordeal and were taken to Mackay Base Hospital for treatment.

Ms Moore was later transferred to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Mr Greatbatch was charged with entering a dwelling with intent at night, acts intended to maim, disfigure or disable, attempted murder and unlawful assault.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or going to their website You can remain anonymous.

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