A NORTH Nowra man who completed only two hours of a 200-hour community service order has been given an eight-month suspended sentence.
Nathan Troy Harvey, 27, of Walsh Crescent was originally sentenced on July 20 last year for two assaults he had committed on January 9.
In an interview with Probation and Parole on January 15, Harvey said his failure to comply with the order was due to his return to illicit drug use.
He said he had been a crystal meth addict for 10 years, but had been abstinent since January 1.
However, Harvey said he still used cannabis to help him sleep.
When he faced Nowra Local Court, Harvey also pleaded guilty to a charge of breaching an AVO.
On December 18 last year Harvey had been arrested and charged with damaging a car.
He had been granted bail and also made the subject of an apprehended violence order.
Four days later police received a phone call informing them that Harvey was at the car owner’s Bomaderry home, in breach of both his bail conditions and the AVO.
Police went to the address and found Harvey sitting on the back step.
He told them he had been invited around by his victim who also brought him to the house.