A 35-year-old man spat on a woman and pointed a knife at her, the Invercargill District Court was told.
Jeremy John Proctor appeared before Judge Christina Cook this week and admitted threatening to do grievous bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon, namely knives, on January 19. He was sentenced to 120 hours' community work.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Glen McMurdo said Proctor was heavily intoxicated when he and a woman started arguing. Proctor went into the kitchen and uplifted several knives before going into the lounge and making comments, which were heard by the victim, including "what knife should I use".
Proctor walked into the room she was in carrying the knives and pointed one directly at her. He spat on her several times, continued to be abusive and threw the knives against the wall. Then, he walked out of the room, Mr McMurdo said.
When spoken to by police, Proctor did not comment but acknowledged they had argued that morning.
Proctor's lawyer, David Slater, said the offending was out of character and his offending was absolutely stupid.
Judge Cook said Slater's behaviour was appalling and it must have been insulting and frightening to the victim.
Shannon Heretini Trent, 26, of Bluff, was remanded on bail to March 4 for sentence for conspiring (together with others) to commit an aggravated burglary being armed with a weapon, namely a shotgun, on October 5. The court was told Trent, along with a group, discussed going to a house to scare someone and talked about using firearms.
Dylan Levi Beckham, 20, was convicted and discharged for breaching community detention on January 19.
Todd Duncan McGregor, shearer, was ordered to come up for sentence if called upon within six months for two charges of breaching home detention.
Richard Robert Moore, 50, was sentenced to 220 hours' community work, 12 months' intensive supervision and disqualified from driving for 18 months for breaching a protection order on December 7 and driving with a breath alcohol level of 1111mcg on October 20.
Shannon Joseph Wynne, 29, was sentenced to 50 hours' community work for breaching community work.
Murray Anthony William Burn, 36, a supervisor, was sentenced to six months' supervision for threatening to kill a person on January 16.
Siobhan Rose-Marie Moore, 23, was fined $400 and disqualified for six months for driving while suspended on February 8.
Jeremy John Dowling was fined $400 and disqualified for six months for driving while suspended at Otautau on January 27.
Caleb Ricky Thomson, 18, of Riverton, was sentenced to two months' community detention and disqualified for six months for driving while disqualified at Riverton on December 29.
Graeme Stuart Kelly, 34, was fined $700 and disqualified for six months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 655mcg on December 26.
Dwayne John Honeyman, 536mcg at Christchurch on December 19. Remanded on bail to February 28 for sentence.
Shane Aaron Adams, 24, painter, 848mcg on December 24. Remanded on bail to March 4 for sentence.
Zakary Harvey Watt, 17, of Dunedin, 495mcg on February 8. Fined $450 and disqualified for six months.
Logan Thomas, 597mcg on January 12. Fined $550 and disqualified for six months.
- The Southland Times