A MAN has received 60 hours community work in Rockingham Magistrates Court after he punched another man in the face for kicking his dog.
Jaycob-Jason Alwyn Flegler pleaded guilty to seven charges of carrying an article with intent to cause fear, common assault, possession of cannabis, possession of unlicensed firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property and receiving.
The prosecutor said Flegler was walking his dog without a leash in Orelia on June 14, 2015.
The dog ran to the victim, who was in his front yard and the victim kicked the dog.
Flegler became angry at this and ran over and punched the victim in the face.
The next day Flegler again walked his dog without a leash past the same house.
The victim came out with a baseball bat. Flegler feared he would be hit, so he ran back to his house, jumping his back fence and came back armed with a shovel.
He told police when he returned, the victim had armed himself with an axe, but asked another person to get him a baseball bat.
There was an altercation and challenge, with the victim retreating.
Police were called and Flegler made full admissions.
He was also found to have a stolen paintball gun and parts, a gram of cannabis and a motorised grinder.
His lawyer said the facts were accepted and he now walks his dog a different way.
He accepted his response was not appropriate and he was taking steps to deal with his drug problem.
Magistrate Susan Richardson sentenced him to an Intensive Supervision Order for 12 months with programs, drug counselling and urine analysis, along with the community service.