A New South Wales man who made up a narrative a few terminally sick relative to be able to enter South Australia on compassionate grounds fled his residence state after a household dispute, a court docket has heard.
Adam Pumpa, 32, was launched from custody on Wednesday after spending a month behind bars over the border breach.
The Adelaide Magistrates Court docket heard he and his accomplice landed at Adelaide Airport on September 7.
Border restrictions requiring folks getting into South Australia from NSW to quarantine for 14 days had been lifted on September 24.
Pumpa, of Mudgee, had used an alias to submit an internet cross-border software, which stated the couple was getting into on compassionate grounds and would journey to Whyalla Norrie to go to his accomplice’s terminally sick relative.
He informed police they meant to quarantine at that handle however officers who went to the house had been informed Pumpa was not welcome and nobody dwelling there was sick.
A prosecutor informed the court docket the pair was arrested the subsequent day at a bus depot within the Adelaide CBD, and Pumpa has been in custody since then.
Whereas he declined to reply questions in a police interview, his accomplice informed officers they left NSW to flee a household dispute.
In sentencing, Justice of the Peace Koula Kossiavelos stated he had flouted essential pointers by giving false details about his quarantine handle and grounds for entry.
“We’re going to see a spike in South Australia if these pointers aren’t met,” she stated.
“You might have defied these guidelines and the penalties replicate the seriousness.”
Pumpa pleaded responsible to at least one depend of failing to adjust to a route.
He was sentenced one month and 24 days behind bars however the last 24 days was suspended, permitting for his launch from custody on Wednesday.
Initially printed as Terminally sick relative lie led to frame breach