A GLOUCESTER man who went on a rampage damaging businesses through the CBD before assaulting his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to eight months jail.
Carl Richard Jory, 22, will spend at least four months behind bars after a magistrate ruled his actions combined with his record warranted a prison sentence.
Jory was charged with littering as well as seven counts of malicious damage to both businesses and private property and three counts of common assault after the rampage on April 30.
The solicitor representing Jory said his client had paid more than $500 in compensation to two businesses that suffered damage as a result of his actions and had been to see other local business operators to offer to pay for any damage caused.
He said Jory had also enrolled in a course to assist him overcome an alcohol problem and was part way through another course helping him deal with anger management issues.
But magistrate Shaughan McCosker said he had little choice but to impose a prison sentence.
He said Jory had been placed on three separate bonds since October 2009.
“None of those bonds have been breached, which shows me that when you put your mind to it you can do the right thing,” he said.
“But it is not the court’s role to keep you in line. There was a substantial amount of community property damaged for nothing more than your entertainment.
“You disturbed quite a substantial number of people on their land. These people shouldn’t have to put up with boofheads like you.
“I need to protect the community and its property.”
Jory will be eligible for parole in January.