Guilty plea to Sun City knife at­tack

Geraldton Guardian - - News -

A 41-year-old Spald­ing man has pleaded guilty to at­tack­ing a fe­male staff mem­ber with a knife at a church-op­er­ated cri­sis ac­com­mo­da­tion cen­tre.

Vic­tor Garry Ronan ap­peared via video link in Ger­ald­ton Mag­is­trate’s Court on Thurs­day and pleaded guilty to an act or ad­mis­sion caus­ing bod­ily harm.

Po­lice said the at­tack hap­pened about 3.30pm on De­cem­ber 17 af­ter the woman asked Ronan to leave Sun City Chris­tian Cen­tre’s sup­ported ac­com­mo­da­tion cen­tre.

She was treated at Ger­ald­ton Hospi­tal and had stitches for a small cut to her face. He has since writ­ten her an apol­ogy let­ter.

He was re­manded to ap­pear for sen­tenc­ing in the Dis­trict Court on May 14 to al­low the court to pre­pare a writ­ten pre-sen­tence re­port and a psy­cho­log­i­cal re­port.

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