Man avoids jail for as­sault

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

An Ex­mouth man has been handed an eight month sus­pended prison sen­tence for as­sault­ing an­other man and smash­ing two ve­hi­cles with a base­ball bat last year.

Si­mon Troy Fort, of Ex­mouth, ap­peared via video link at Kar­ratha Mag­is­trate’s Court last week on three charges of crim­i­nal dam­age or de­struc­tion of prop­erty, one charge of ag­gra­vated un­law­ful as­sault caus­ing bod­ily harm and one charge of breach­ing pro­tec­tive bail con­di­tions.

All but the last charge stem from in­ci­dents on Septem­ber 22 last year, when a con­fronta­tion be­tween him­self and an­other man on an Ex­mouth street es­ca­lated.

While ar­gu­ing with the man, Fort punched him to the body and head five times. Fort then used a base­ball bat to smash the as­sault vic­tim’s ve­hi­cle and a ve­hi­cle be­long­ing to his for­mer part­ner. He pleaded guilty to all charges. Fort was sen­tenced to an eight­month term of sus­pended im­pris­on­ment, valid for 12 months, as well as a sus­pen­sion or­der for the crim­i­nal dam­age charges.

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