A 20-YEAR-OLD Port Fairy man involved in a serious assault on a friend was yesterday sentenced to a fourth period in custody.
Corey Huntly, 20, of Elizabeth Street, pleaded guilty in Warr-nambool Magistrates Court to resisting police, harassing a witness, being drunk, possessing ammunition, failing to store ammunition correctly and two counts of unlawful assault.
His offending in relation to three briefs of evidence also breached a community corrections order and two suspended jail sentences — which meant he had three months’ imprisonment hanging over his head.
Huntly was convicted and sentenced to serve six months in a youth justice centre.
Two other co-accused in the serious assault of a Port Fairy man — Justin Turner, 28, of Port Fairy, and Felton Pulham, 25, of Ritchie Court, Port Fairy — also pleaded guilty this week to their involvement in the serious assault and were both convicted and fined $1000.
Last month Turner was sentenced to 13 months’ imprisonment, with four months to serve immediately before being eligible for parole, after pleading guilty to a smash-and-grab jewellery store burglary.
Yesterday, magistrate Steve Myall said that at just 20 years old Huntly had already served three jail terms in adult prison.
The magistrate said he had decided to take a different approach as imprisonment in the adult system had clearly failed.