"I'm gunna get a gun" - child sex offender screams threat at detectives outside Albury police station

Hardly a pleasant Sunday afternoon: The forecourt of the Albury police station where two detectives were threatened with death and abused by a registered sex offender.
Hardly a pleasant Sunday afternoon: The forecourt of the Albury police station where two detectives were threatened with death and abused by a registered sex offender.

A CONVICTED child sex offender told detectives outside Albury police station on a Sunday afternoon that he was “gunna get a gun” and shoot them.

Peter Charles Anton, 51, also told another police officer inside the station that: “I’m having you all murdered.”

Appearing in custody from Sydney’s Long Bay jail, Anton pleaded guilty on Monday in Albury Court to charges of assaulting, intimidating and resisting police as well as using offensive language.

The court was told how Anton exploded about 1pm on the afternoon of December 17 last year.

He was sitting in the foyer of Albury police station when he complained to a male and female detective that he had no money for food.

After a conversation Anton left the station, followed by the police.

He then hurled obscenities at the detectives, who warned him to stop.

Instead Anton pointed at the duo and screamed: “You’re both f...ing dead, I’m gunna get a gun and f...ing shoot both you.”

The male detective told Anton he was under arrest and he was taken to the ground and threatened to stab the policeman.

After being brought back to the station, Anton threatened the custody manager.

He looked at the senior constable and said “I’m having you all murdered” and later added “I’m gunna get a bomb and blow you up” between obscenities.

Defence solicitor Melanie Lim said that Anton’s guilty pleas would affect a previous bond in the local court and a suspended sentence in the District Court.

In August 2016, Anton was sentenced to 17 months jail, which was suspended by judge Clive Jeffreys, after admitting to the indecent assault of a seven-year-old girl in her Albury home. 

Mr Jeffreys ordered Anton to undergo a sex offender treatment course.

The court heard Anton had a low IQ and mental health problems, but had some insight into his offence. 

Anton has since been jailed for a hoax bomb threat made against a Wagga medical centre.

Magistrate Rodney Brender on Monday adjourned the police abuse case to April 9.