A 41-year-old man on his way to give someone "a taste of their own medicine" was found by police walking briskly down a street holding a fence paling above his head, the Invercargill District Court has been told.
Corey William Marsh appeared before Judge Phil Moran this week and admitted possessing an offensive weapon, namely a wooden fence paling, which showed an intent to use it to commit an offence involving the threat of violence on September 15.
He was sentenced to 40 hours' community work.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Denise Harvey said police received a 111 emergency call from a woman saying her boyfriend had been assaulted.
Police arrived at the scene and spoke to Marsh but he walked away, Ms Harvey said.
Marsh was later found briskly walking down a street holding a wooden fence paling above his head before approaching an unmarked police vehicle. When challenged, he dropped the weapon.
He told police he had been assaulted earlier in the evening and was on his way to give the person "a taste of their own medicine", she said.
Marsh's lawyer, Hannah Cuthill, said her client had described his offending as "a knee-jerk reaction to deal with matters himself".
Judge Moran said Marsh chose to sort it out himself, which was "bad news".
Stephen Terrence Ruke, 19, was sentenced to 12 months' intensive supervision and 120 hours' community work for assaulting a child and two breaches of a protection order on July 31. Judge Moran said Ruke lost his temper and hit a child because he would not stop crying. Ruke's lawyer, Katherine Henry, said her client was remorseful and had taken full responsibility for his actions.
Paul Eruera Kaahu Strange, 19, farmer, was remanded on bail to October 22 for sentence for unlawfully possessing an offensive weapon, namely a wooden fence paling, in public on September 12.
Dallas Robert, 21, was fined $200 and sentenced to nine months' supervision for resisting police, assault and behaving in a disorderly manner on October 5.
Shantelle Sharee McNally, 27, was convicted and discharged for breaching community work on September 7.
Brandon Benjamin Kohi, 21, was sentenced to three months' home detention, ordered to pay $1550 reparation, disqualified from driving for nine months and authorised to apply for a three-year zero- alcohol licence for driving while forbidden, driving carelessly and with a breath alcohol level of 813mcg and unlawfully getting into a vehicle on May 9.
Joshua Brian Logan Wotton-Kerr, 21, was fined $300 and disqualified for six months for driving while suspended on September 14.
Jason Williams, 43, was sentenced to six months' community detention and 200 hours' community work for driving while disqualified on August 15.
Andrew Raymond Peek, 26, presser, was sentenced to six months' community detention, 200 hours' community work, disqualified for 12 months and authorised to apply for a three-year zero- alcohol licence for driving while disqualified and with a breath alcohol level of 474mcg on July 26.
Christopher William Irvine, 28, was fined $600 and disqualified for six months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 716mcg on September 13.
Rocky Colin Mataira, 32, 766mcg on October 5. Fined $600 and disqualified for six months.
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