Nowra man jailed for breaking female police officer’s nose

A NOWRA man, who broke a female police officer’s nose and resisted a number of officers who tried to arrest him in November last year, has been jailed for 12 months.

Shannon Edward Jones, 37, of Osborne Street, Nowra appeared before Magistrate Susan McGowan in Nowra Local Court on Wednesday pleading guilty to assaulting and resisting police.

The court heard police had been called to the Osborne Street address on November 3 after receiving a complaint about a domestic assault.

Police said while officers tried to arrest Jones he became aggressive, striking one female officer in the face, breaking her nose.

Extra officers were called and Jones continued to struggle with officers and was eventually tasered to subdue him.

Magistrate McGowan sentenced him to 12 months jail from November 3 with a non-parole period of nine months for assaulting police and three months for resisting arrest. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

Jones also pleaded guilty to two charges of drive while suspended on August 16 in Nowra and August 31 at Bomaderry and possessing a prohibited drug, cannabis leaf.

Magistrate McGowan disqualified him from driving for 12 months and placed him on an 18-month good behaviour bond.