Domestic dispute leads to threats with 30cm glass shard

A Nowra teenager who chased her brother with a 30cm shard of glass during a domestic dispute has escaped a jail term.

Renee Truffet, 19, pleaded guilty to being armed with intent to commit and indictable office, two counts of common assault and destroying property following a domestic incident at Bainbrigge Crescent address in Nowra around 9.30am on June 9.

Police were called to the property after the teenager’s father and brother reported being assaulted.

Court documents said the incident stemmed from an argument over a cup of coffee and a cigarette, with a yelling match escalating into physical confrontation.

Court papers said all three were involved in a wrestle before the brother was pushed into a window, causing it to smash.

The brother went outside to wait for the police with Truffet throwing a chair into a bedroom wall, kicking and punching the wall and a bedroom door.

When police arrived the younger man ran towards officers saying, “She’s crazy, she’s got a knife. She’s gonna stab me”.

Moments later police saw Truffet running down the driveway with a 30cm shard of glass in her right hand.

Magistrate Gabriel Fleming sentenced Truffet to a 10-month suspended jail sentence and placed her on a 12-month good behaviour bond.


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