Walcha Local Court January 2019

In Walcha Local Court on January 25, 2019, Magistrate Richardson sentenced  20-year-old Hayden William Jarman to 18 months imprisonment with a non-parole period of six months, fined him $700 and disqualified him from driving for six months after he pleaded guilty to seven offences.

On the evening of October 4, 2018, Jarman consumed a large amount of alcohol at a work function before going to his mother’s home in Thee Street to sleep on the verandah.

At about 2.15am Jarman went inside the house and demanded that his mother move her vehicle from the driveway so he could drive his car.  Due to Jarman’s level of intoxication, and the fear that he would become violent, his mother moved her car to allow Jarman to leave. She then phoned his home address to advise his girlfriend to leave the home they shared as she believed Jarman was on his way there.

Jarman drove past his partner on Thunderbolts Way as she was driving to his mothers. At about 2.35am Jarman drove his car into his mother’s driveway and collided with the rear of his girlfriend's car, cracking the grill and causing it to move forward and collide with his mother’s car damaging the rear bumper. Jarman hit the vehicle with such force that it pushed his bullbar back and caused both airbags to detonate shattering the front windscreen.

Jarman then entered his mother’s home through a side door and followed his girlfriend into a bedroom where he pinned her to the bed, placed his hands around her neck then punched her in the head and upper body. Picking up a small television from a side table Jarman threw it at his girlfriend, and it smashed a window above her head. Jarmen then picked up a larger television and swung it at his girlfriend’s head and upper body causing the screen to smash.

When his mother entered the room to intervene Jarmen punched her in the head causing her to fall into the corner of the room. While she was down, Jarman picked up a small cube cupboard and smashed it over her head, breaking the cupboard and making two holes in the wall.

Police arrived at around 3 am and found Jarman sitting outside next to his car

Jarman was charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two counts of malicious damage, two counts of common assault and low range drink driving. He pleaded guilty to all seven offences.