A MAN’s behaviour was branded cowardly after he went with three other men armed with weapons to confront a man over a drug debt.
Jamie Mark Moloney pleaded guilty to being armed or pretending to be armed in a way that may cause fear when he appeared at Rockingham Magistrates Court on April 28.
He was fined $600.
The prosecutor said Moloney went to a house in Baldivis where a person known to him had several facial injuries after being assaulted over an alleged drug debt.
Moloney and three others travelled to the Medina house where they found the victim standing in the driveway.
The victim ran away and Moloney got out the car armed with a machete and along with the other males, who were each armed with weapons of their own, gave chase but failed to catch the victim.
Maloney placed his weapon back into the car.
Police attended after receiving received several calls.
The other men, Nathan Kevin, Corey Steven and Aaron Robert Brown each pleaded guilty to the same charge.
They all received fines when they appeared at Rockingham Magistrates Court in March.
Magistrate Leanne Atkins said there was a need for personal and general deterrence.
“In my point of view that sounds cowardly; four against one,” she said.