Jailed, but back on the street

Leigh Steven Lavithis, 37, of Pecten Avenue, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court this week to breaching an intervention order and two counts of threatening to inflict serious injury.

Leigh Steven Lavithis, 37, of Pecten Avenue, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court this week to breaching an intervention order and two counts of threatening to inflict serious injury.

A Warrnambool offender jailed after terrifying his sister and mother is back in the community.

Leigh Steven Lavithis, 37, of Pecten Avenue, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court this week to breaching an intervention order and two counts of threatening to inflict serious injury.

He was convicted and sentenced to two months’ jail with 39 days spent on remand counted as served and the remaining 21 days suspended for 12 months.

On June 22 Lavithis went to a unit on Merri Street where his mother lived, in breach of an intervention order.

He was noticeably agitated but his mother allowed him in and soon after his sister arrived, unaware her brother was inside.

His sister said Lavithis was erratic and alcohol affected and was carrying a beer bottle. Lavithis swore and acted irrationally and when reminded of the intervention order threatened to stab his mother in the eye.  

His sister ran outside. Lavithis continually abused and threatened his sister and mother until police were called.

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