A VOLATILE man who launched a molotov cocktail at his ex partner and into the path of early morning traffic on Cedric Street last year is set to walk free from prison later today, having pleaded guilty to a downgraded charge.
The cocktail – made from a Jack Daniel’s can, fuel and torn strips of a white singlet – flew over the head of the woman and erupted on the road, forcing one driver to swerve their car to miss the flaming concoction.
Joondanna man Cody Luke Yarran today appeared before Perth Magistrate’s Court via video link where he pleaded guilty to the charge of endangering the life, health and safety of a person.
The court heard that Yarran had visited his partner’s Cedric Street house about 7.30am on October 6 last year, where he became so angry that his partner, her children and her mother all left the house.
Yarran pursued his partner outside, poured fuel into the can of alcohol and used a lighter to ignite bits of a singlet in the can, which he then threw.
A police prosecutor said Yarran had not admitted his involvement at an initial police interview but a later plea negotiation led to the original charges being downgraded and Yarran’s willingness to plead guilty today.
Having spent 13 months behind bars since the incident, he was sentenced today to a supervision order and told by the Magistrate that he could be free from Casuarina Prison in a matter of hours.
Yarran made headlines around the country in 2015, when he struck an off-duty female police officer during Fremantle’s loss to Hawthorn in the 2015 AFL preliminary final.
He hit the woman with an open palm and footage of the incident was circulated on social media.
Yarran was sentenced to eight months in prison for the assault.