​Nowra man jailed for 12 months

A NOWRA man has been jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty to driving while disqualified, contravening an apprehended violence order, assault and failing to appear in court.

Jesse Braden Clarke, 22, was given a non-parole period of nine months by Magistrate Gabriel Fleming in Nowra Local Court on Wednesday.

Court papers state Clarke was caught driving by police while disqualified by at Meroo Meadow, north of Bomaderry on March 11.

He also pleaded guilty to assault and contravening an AVO following an incident in Nowra last October.

The court heard a woman, who had an apprehended violence order against Clarke, went to his Nowra home in the early afternoon on October 23.

Clarke allegedly told the woman she was not allowed to be at the property and asked his mother to ring the police.

Court papers said Clarke threw spanners at the woman from the home’s veranda.

Despite warnings, the woman went inside the home, with Clarke grabbing her by the hair and arm, dragging her from the property.

Magistrate Fleming said there was no alternative to jail and sentenced Clarke to 12 months’ imprisonment from December 1 last year.

He will be eligible for parole on November 30.