Saturday 13 August 2022 12:22 PM Bogie, Queensland, alleged mass shooter Darryl Young reportedly held sovereign ... trends now
The man accused of murdering a country family over a fence boundary dispute holds sovereign citizen beliefs, it has emerged.
Darryl Valroy Young, 59, is accused of shooting his neighbours Maree and Mervyn Schwarz, as well as Maree's son Graham Tighe, at his home in the Queensland Whitsundays town of Bogie on August 4.
Maree's other son, Ross Tighe, was also shot but was able to flee and raised the alarm at a neighbouring property.
An ominous sign at the front of Young's property promoting sovereign citizen ideology warns 'all men, women, persons and entities', including law enforcement, caught trespassing on his property would face a $10,000 fine.
Self-proclaimed sovereign citizens hold the belief that Australia's laws do not apply to them.
Darryl Valroy Young reportedly holds sovereign citizen beliefs and was in a relationship with his late father's partner at the time he allegedly shot a Bogie family
A sign at the front of Young's property (above) suggests he held sovereign citizen beliefs, meaning he believed Australian laws do not apply to him
Maree and Mervyn Schwarz (above) were killed alongside Marree's son Graham Tighe in a mass shooting on August 4
Young was also in a relationship with his late father's partner at the time he allegedly shot the Bogie family.
Police allege Young invited his neighbours to meet at the border of their two properties in the early hours of August 4 where he then allegedly shot the four family members.
Maree and Mervyn Schwarz and Graham Tighe were killed at the scene but Ross Tighe, Maree's other son, managed to flee with a bullet wound to his stomach.
Mr Tighe reportedly ran to a farm car with his severe injuring while still under fire.
The 77km-long Normanby Road, the only way to access the isolated properties, is a mobile black-spot meaning Mr Tighe was unable to call for help.
Instead he was forced to drive some 40km to a neighbouring property were he could raise alarm about the shooting.
Young was arrested 12 hours after the mass shooting alongside two contractors that were on his property, his son and his late father's partner.
The family was reportedly is a years-long dispute with Young over border property lines before the mass shooting (pictured, Young property on Shannonvale Road in Bogie, Queensland)
Normanby Road (above) is the only way to