Victorian bikie jailed for extortion

Caroline Schelle

The mother of a Victorian bikie has had to be dragged screaming out of a courtroom as her son was jailed for extortion.

Luke Jolly-Bishop threatened to hurt his victim if he did not hand over thousands of dollars to the patched Comanchero bikie in November 2017.

The 26-year-old was jailed for two years and 10 months but with time served could be released on parole as early as 2020.

"You stalking dog," his mum screamed at the detective in the Victorian County Court after the judge left the bench.

"My son did nothing," she yelled. She continued to scream out as her daughter dragged from the courtroom.

Before the drama erupted, Judge Robert Dyer had said the only appropriate sentence was imprisonment.

The bikie promised to stay away from other gang members if released but the judge said those orders could set up him to fail.

Judge Dyer also acknowledged you couldn't simply "tender your resignation" if you wanted to leave an outlaw motorcycle gang.

"Especially if you care about your kneecaps," he said.

The bikie also admitted raiding the victim's house with an associate and stealing a television, two paintings and 10 pairs of shoes.

He was on bail at the time of the offending and had served time for other violent offences.

The victim of his latest crimes was left living in fear after the threats and thefts, the court was told.

"The extortion and standover committed against me has destroyed my mental and emotional wellbeing," the victim said in a statement, and was always "looking over his shoulder".

Just eight months before the extortion, Jolly-Bishop was released from prison after serving five years for armed robberies.

But despite the bikie's "guarded" prospects of rehabilitation, the judge wished him well after he handed down the sentence.

"I do hope things turn around for you on your release from custody," Judge Dyer told Jolly-Bishop.