A man who intimidated police officers after violently assaulting his own father and his partner has been sent to jail.
Matthew Troy Maloney appeared in Wagga’s Local Court on Tuesday morning for sentencing via video-link from a jail cell, where he has been held since December over the violent attack.
The court heard Maloney inflicted actual bodily harm on both his father and his father’s partner, who, as a stroke patient, was classed as a ‘vulnerable victim’.
When police arrived to apprehend him, Maloney said “I will get out on bail and f--- you up, you f---ing wog dog”.
In delivering his sentence, magistrate Christopher Halburd took a moment to address the severity of Maloney’s threats to the police.
“What you said to the police officers – that threat was just frankly disgusting,” Mr Halburd said.
“It’s not their problem that you were having a bad day, it’s not their problem that you were contemplating self harm, it’s not their problem that you had drank all that alcohol.”
Maloney’s lawyer told the court his client had been contemplating self-harm in the lead up to the incident, abusing drugs as a way to cope with his brother’s death, and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of previous jail time in Queensland.
However, the magistrate said this did not excuse his violent actions.
“The actions committed towards your dad and his partner were just inexcusable,” Mr Halburd said.
"It seems you are lashing out at family members who are trying to support you."
Maloney was sentenced to 15 months’ jail with a non-parole period of 8 months, which means the earliest date he will be eligible for release is August 28.
Mr Halburd urged him to engage with any counselling services available to him upon his release.
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