Custody time and probation for man who assaulted mom
A man who assaulted his mother after he missed a lift for a Covid-19 test was released from prison yesterday after he was sentenced to time already served in custody.
Percy Smith, 23, was also sentenced to two years probation after he admitted the offence.
Smith, from Devonshire, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court on December 30 last year to the assault on Sharon Smith.
He also admitted two charges of wilful damage to property.
A social inquiry report and mental health assessment were ordered.
The court earlier heard that Smith was to travel with his brother to get a Covid-19 test on December 26, but his brother left without him.
Smith broke a television screen and a wall-mounted mirror, as well as two arcade joysticks, a microphone and an LED light owned by his brother.
When confronted by his mother, who lived with Smith and his brother, he pushed her several times and she hit her back on a kitchen counter.
Police later arrived and arrested Smith.
Smith, who was held in custody for 22 days, told the court that he suffered from anger management problems and that he had a bad home environment.
He said that he planned to find another place to stay if released.
Smith added: “I just feel like in my household I get picked on a lot.
“I have anger issues and when I reach my limit I cry and then I lash out.”
Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe also ordered Smith to stay away from drugs and alcohol, undergo random drug tests, visit the Department of Court Services and to enrol in anger management classes.
Mr Wolffe adjourned the case until February 19 for a probation hearing.
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