A self-proclaimed “sovereign citizen” wrote a series of chilling letters while in custody on a bomb threat.
The letters, written by Matthew James Evans, targeted several Queensland country courthouses, claiming the courts had “no jurisdiction” to punish him before warning that the courthouses would be “blown up” by “information bombs”.
“This bomb will blow up your building (LOL),” he wrote in one.
The letters – each page signed by him and fingerprinted in red ink – also contained heinous allegations against judges.
Most of his handwritten notes began with “Dear R*****ed, illiliterate Trustees” and branded them “kid f***ers” and “peadophile (sic) trustee judges”.
The extent of his prison mail can be revealed after Evans, from Runnymede in Queensland’s South Burnett region, was sentenced in Brisbane District Court last month.
In court records obtained by NCA NewsWireEvans pleaded guilty to more than 40 charges, including bomb forgery, using a car service to make a prank threat, using a car service to threaten, harass or encourage a crime, and multiple charges of using a mail service to threaten, harass and cause tort.
Thirty-seven other class-action lawsuits ranging from bail breach to evasion, public harassment and obstruction of police were also being processed.
In an agreed statement of facts presented to the court, Evans first called police station in Nyngan – a small rural community more than 500km northwest of Sydney – in June 2020.
Evans told the answering officer, “Hi, you bunch of c***s, there’s a bomb in your station, you f***s,” before hanging up.
He then called the station a further 26 times, hanging up each time they picked up the phone.
Evans’ phone was traced to Logan in Queensland, where police checked his mother’s home in Logan Village.
The court documents say he answered a call from investigating officers, claiming he made the empty threats because NSW Police “kept him out in the sun for an hour without water”.
Evans then called Policelink the next day and said he had no intention of making the threats.
“He stated he meant NSW police were ‘bongheads’ and police thought he meant ‘bomb,'” the court documents said.
Undeterred, Evans called the Stanthorpe Courthouse in south-west Queensland in September 2021 and angrily told a staff member that the court was not supposed to be open and was “committing treason.”
“After a moment of silence, Evans yelled through the phone, ‘There’s a bomb in the courthouse,’ and hung up,” the court documents said.
The building was then evacuated.
A month later, Evans started a live chat with a family court worker in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta.
He claimed a woman committed child abuse and “birth certificate fraud” before threatening to blow up the building.
A police investigation led to the arrest of Evans at an Aldi store in Kingaroy, Queensland.
His Runnymede property was also searched, where police discovered more than 27.2g worth of marijuana was growing.
Officers also found diazepam tablets, fertilizer and water crystals used to grow the drugs.
During the raid, police seized a loaded handgun, a crossbow, a homemade baton with nails protruding, a hookah, scissors and a knife in his car that was positioned “so that it could be easily grabbed by the driver.”
While on remand in custody, Evans wrote several letters from the confines of his prison cell at Maryborough Correctional Center.
For several days between February and March he sent copies to the courts in Beenleigh, Warwick, Stanthorpe and Goondiwindi – each page signed by him and fingerprinted in red ink.
The handwritten letters also included statements such as, “THIS BOMB WILL BLOW YOUR BUILDING DOWN (LOL)”.
In another letter to Warwick Magistrates Court, Evans berated “illiterate pedophile (sic) judges” while claiming he was using “information bombs” as a “lawful defense against your provoked attack (sic).
During an interview, Evans admitted he sent the letters as part of an attempt to defend the “unlawful allegations” that police had leveled against him.
He claimed there were no bomb threats and gave officers a fact sheet that gave the definition of the word “bomb.”
Court documents show Evans also engaged in other dangerous behaviors, including dodging police on the D’Aguilar Highway at a speed of 70 mph.
He also called the police on that occasion, claiming that he was a “sovereign citizen” and that the police had no power to intercept him.
Others have included driving away from police at more than 90 mph – filming himself saying “It’s a bloody high speed chase” – and tearing down Covid-19 QR placards at an IGA store in Nanango while the screaming staff had “no authority”. .
During his court hearings before his sentencing on December 16, Evans claimed the courts had no jurisdiction over him because he was a “subject of the imperial crown” whose grandfather swore an oath to King George V, great-great-grandfather of King Charles III have.
He also threatened to sue a judge for “damages for fraud, treason and treason,” claiming he could only be tried at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
District Court Judge Brad Farr sentenced Evans to three and a half years in prison with a non-parole period of one year and two months.
Since time has already been served, he will be eligible for parole next January.
Originally published as Man threatening letters from prison