Mandurah: man sentenced to three months prison for punching other man

Mandurah: man sentenced to three months prison for punching other man

A DRUNKEN man who punched another man in the jaw, knocking him to the ground, will serve another three months in jail.

Luke Matthew Quartermaine (18) pleaded guilty to assault via video link from Acacia Prison on Friday .

Police prosecutor Neville Palmer said the incident occurred at Barracks Lane on June 18, 2017 at 1.15am while Quartermaine was in company.

Quartermaine approached a man, had a conversation with him, clenched his right fist, punched the man’s jaw and knocked him to the ground.

Sergeant Palmer said Quartermaine then attempted to pursuit another man.

After Quartermaine was arrested, police said he admitted to punching the man’s chin and knocking him to the ground.

Defence lawyer John Bochat said Quartermaine was intoxicated at the time and it was his first offence of this type.

Defence said Quartermaine’s cousin had approached him at the time of the incident, and said someone came at him and grabbed him by the throat.

Defence said Quartermaine is more mature and grown up now.

Magistrate Anne Longden said Quartermaine made a plea at the earliest opportunity but the assault offence was serious and involved more than one person.

“It was misguided loyalty to your cousin,” Magistrate Longden said.

“It’s so serious it should be marked by an imprisonment sentence.”

She sentenced Quartermaine with a reduced penalty because he pleaded guilty.

Quartermaine will concurrently serve the three-month imprisonment sentence with a two-year sentence he is serving for an unrelated matter.

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