A Portland man has been jailed after he dragged his bleeding partner inside the house after breaking her front tooth.
Alan Bamblett, 25, of Mitchell Crescent, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates to 14 charges, including multiple counts of breaching a court order, driving offences, shop theft and assault.
He was sentenced to one month in jail and placed on an 18-month community corrections order with conditions he complete a men’s behavioural change program and drug treatment.
Police said Bamblett had an extensive criminal history that included violent behaviour against his partner despite an intervention order.
On October 5 Bamblett was at home with the victim when an argument about an iPad broke out. He became angry and threw a dinner plate at her, causing her upper lip to split and breaking her front tooth.
Police said the victim rang 000 and ran to the front of the house before Bamblett dragged her back inside to avoid being seen.
The victim’s injuries caused blood to splatter across her face and clothes and onto the front porch. Police said she required emergency dental surgery.
Bamblett told police that he had no intention of seeking medical help for the victim and that she had run into the dinner plate.
Magistrate Jon Klestadt said Bamblett had injured his partner in an act of reckless violence.
He said Bamblett knew that members of the public would be concerned if they saw the injuries he had inflicted.
“You didn’t want to be exposed, that’s why you dragged her inside,” he said.
“That tells me that you understood the wrong you were doing.”
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