A MAN who assaulted a police officer and caused injuries to his leg appeared in Mandurah Magistrates court today .
Rhys Holman Garlett pleaded guilty to obstructing a police officer.
The police prosecutor said police approached Garlett at Hungry Jacks in Mandurah at 9.45pm on November 7. Garlett was holding a pointed wooden 40cm stake.
However, Garlett resisted arrest.
During the struggle a police officer sustained injury to his right knee.
The defence lawyer said the incident occurred a week within Garlett being released from a two-year imprisonment sentence.
The lawyer said Garlett relapsed and used methylamphetamine at the time of the incident and he was also suffering from personal issues.
He has been in custody since he was the charged on November 7.
Magistrate Anne Longden fined him $500.
Garlett appeared in court via video link because he is in custody for other matters.