‘OH MY God, he’s in the house,” a woman screamed after a home invader climbed through a bedroom window intent on attacking a man inside an Ashmont house.
The invader, 23-year-old Dyllan Flynn, of Ashmont, then went into the lounge room where he punched his victim in the face, pulled him off a lounge chair, kicked him in the ribs and stomped on his head.
Even the arrival of police minutes after the attack on November 19 did not calm Flynn.
“I’m going to kill him,” Flynn told police.
Flynn appeared in Wagga Local Court on Wednesday to be sentenced on six charges to which he pleaded guilty – aggravated break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence (assault), two counts of intimidation, two counts of damaging property and assault.
Magistrate Erin Kennedy said she was particularly concerned about Flynn breaking into the house.
“That is a quite a terrifying thing for these people to be put through,” Ms Kennedy said.
Undisputed police facts tendered to the court said that before Flynn climbed through the window he pulled a flyscreen off the front door and the bedroom window and jumped on the victim’s car.
Flynn’s solicitor Selwyn Hausman said his client went to the house because he was concerned about the welfare of a third person.
He said Flynn suffered from bipolar disorder, and at the time of the offences his medication was not effective.
Mr Hausman submitted to Ms Kennedy the stomp must not have been of great force or Flynn would have been charged with a more serious offence.
He said Flynn had been assessed by Community Corrections as being suitable for community service as punishment for the crimes.
But Ms Kennedy said the attack reached the threshold of a term of imprisonment.
She ordered that Flynn be assessed for an intensive correction order, a form of custody that involves more than 30 hours of community service a month, behaviour programs and extensive supervision. Flynn will be sentenced on June 3.