Aggressive man attempts to bite cop, spits at another
"CONGRATULATIONS Mr Anglesey. You've spent more time in custody than you otherwise would do."
That time was for spitting in a police officer's face right near his eye as the officer was trying to restrain Rhys Malcolm Anglesey at Blackwater Hospital on August 7.
Anglesey, who had been acting irrationally at home, was taken to hospital after he smashed the handcuffs placed on his wrists into his forehead, twice. He was aggressive and uncooperative with emergency services and hospital staff.
Yesterday, the 23-year-old pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton District Court to one count of serious assault for the spitting incident. He'd been in custody since that night in the hospital.
Judge Michael Burnett made the comment about his time in custody and crown prosecutor Megan Jones informed the court of the events that night which included Anglesey attempting to bite another officer before the spitting incident.
Anglesey was on a probation order at the time of the offence.
The court heard Anglesey has many outstanding charges to face in the magistrates court.
"At the time of the offence, he was off his bipolar medication," defence barrister Jordan Ahlstrand said.
"He'd stopped taking it two or three days earlier."
He said Anglesey had little recollection of what happened that incident and wanted to apologise to the officer.
Mr Ahlstrand said Anglesey's own parents split when he was about two and he had not seen his dad growing up due to his father being in and out of prison in Western Australia.
He said Anglesey left home when he was 14 after his mother re-partnered to a morphine addict.
Mr Ahsltrand said Anglesey now had three children of his own with his former partner.
He said he had started smoking marijuana regularly when he was 16 and moved on to methamphetamines when he was 20.
"For a young man you are developing quiet a criminal history," Judge Burnett said.
He said the history was made up largely of violence against partners, failing to appear and breaching probation orders.
"This behaviour really has to come to an end," Judge Burnett said to which Anglesey said "Yes, your Honour."
Anglesey was sentenced to six-months prison with parole release yesterday, but he was remained in custody for the outstanding magistrates matters.