Man facing assault charge loses memory

Last updated 05:00 06/08/2014

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A man who ran into his lounge brandishing an axe and a bat could not remember the incident, the Invercargill District Court has been told.

Mark Allan Williams, 43, labourer, appeared before Judge Michael Turner yesterday, after admitting assault with a blunt instrument, possessing an offensive weapon and behaving threateningly on July 13.

Prosecutor David Rusbatch said Williams had returned home, intoxicated, to find himself locked out, so smashed a bedroom window.

Williams went to bed while his partner slept on the couch but Williams soon came into the lounge, yelling, Rusbatch said.

He picked up a chair and threw it at his partner, who ran into the bedroom.

However, Williams came after her, brandishing an axe, so she returned to the lounge to phone police, Rusbatch said.

Williams followed her into the lounge, now holding the axe in one hand and a bat in the other, the court was told. When police arrived, Williams refused to give a statement, claiming he couldn't remember what had happened, Rusbatch said.

Turner remanded Williams to September 30 for sentence.

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