ASSAULTING a woman in Kmart and spitting at a police officer have resulted in a six-month stretch in jail for a Nowra man.
Malcolm Lesley Burnes, 34, of Shorland Place, had already pleaded guilty to one charge each of assault and assault police, three charges of intimidating, one of intimidate police and one of damaging property and been convicted on December 17.
In Nowra Local Court on Monday Burnes was given a custodial sentence when the magistrate deemed unresolved drug and alcohol issues made him unsuitable for an intensive correction order.
Burnes’ first crime was committed on June 23 when he threatened to bash a man with a club. Instead he bashed his car.
On July 7, Burnes, who had a learner’s permit, spat at a police officer after being asked why he was driving without a licensed driver. He then drove his car at the police car, making the officers fear they would be rammed.
On September 22, Burnes was in Kmart when he grabbed a woman by the hair and threatened to kill her. She had told him not to touch the items in her trolley.
In court Burnes was also fined $500 and disqualified from driving for 12 months for driving on a suspended licence.