A 43-year-old Temuka man has been imprisoned for 19 months for stabbing a man twice in the forehead in March.
John Waihape was sentenced in the Timaru District Court yesterday.
His initial charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm was amended to wounding with reckless disregard.
The court heard that on March 7, about 8.30pm, Waihape went to an address heavily intoxicated. A couple and two children were at the address.
Waihape became angry with the man, picked up a 30-centimetre knife off the bench and lunged at the victim more than once.
He stabbed his forehead twice, causing 6cm and 3cm lacerations. The man was hospitalised as a result of the assault.
On April 16 a protection order was put in place against Waihape.
On April 29, in an intoxicated state, he went to an address where the protected woman was. She saw him coming and hid under the kitchen table. He came in the back door.
She tried to close the door but he pushed it open, grabbed her and pushed her into a bedroom. She managed to get the attention of a flatmate, and after an altercation, Waihape was persuaded to leave.
He returned again with a metal bar and was waving it around his head, threatening to injure the woman and her flatmate. He then dropped the bar and left.
He was sentenced on six charges: wounding with reckless disregard, assault, threatening behaviour, breach of a protection order (two charges) and EBA 839mcg.
Waihape was also disqualified from driving for 18 months.
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