A NOWRA man who threatened to stab another man with a knife has been jailed for 20 months.
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Jesse Craig, 21, pleaded guilty to multiple charges in Nowra Local Court including assault occasioning actual bodily harm, intimidation, being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, remaining in a building and possessing a prohibited drug.
The court heard around 3pm on November 22, 2016 Craig walked into a friend's home in St Anns Street, Nowra and threatened another man who was there to buy a car stereo.
Craig alleged asked the man to drive him down the street and said if he didn't he would “jabya and just take it” before hitting the man in the side of the head.
When asked to leave by the occupant, Craig allegedly produced a knife from his pants and threatened the male.
The man managed to escape and reported the incident to police who arrested Craig, who was riding a pushbike, a short distance away in Worrigee Street.
Officers also found 0.6 grams of ice or methylamphetamine and a camera, believed to be stolen, during a search.
Court papers stated Craig had an extensive criminal record and had been on parole at the time for another serious offence.
Magistrate Gabriel Fleming sentenced Craig to 20 month’s jail with a non-parole period of 12 months.
He will be eligible for release in April.
He also faced charges having goods in custody suspected of being stolen.
The court heard he was found with an Olympus camera and a Giant motorbike but denied they were stolen.
Magistrate Fleming found Craig guilty and also placed him on an 18-month good behaviour bond.
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