A young Portland man with issues, who punched his mother causing significant facial injuries, has been jailed for the 40 days he has already served in custody.
Daerin Tate, 23, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court last week to recklessly causing injury, making threat to kill and unlawful assault.
Lawyer Ian Pugh told the court his client grew up in a "horrendous environment", on one occasion being forced by his stepfather to drown rats.
He said Tate had a "significantly disrupted education" growing up and after turning to drugs, was later diagnosed with alcohol, cannabis and stimulant use disorders.
on Monday, magistrate Mark Stratmann said the offending happened in October last year and there had been consequences for the victim, who would have been in great fear and was injured.
He said Tate was a young man in need of support through a community corrections order.
The magistrate said there were people who had faith in Tate but the question was did the defendant have faith in himself.
Mr Stratmann jailed Tate for the 40 days he had already spent in custody and placed him on a 24-month CCO, combined with an existing community work permit.
The magistrate told Tate it was the defendant's responsibility to do something about his life and he had accrued eight pages of prior court appearances.
"It's time it stopped," the magistrate told Tate.
Last week the court heard that Tate went to his mother's home on October 10 last year about 12pm.
When she opened the front door he began yelling and screaming abuse at her in relation to the whereabouts of his Medicare card.
He lunged at the victim three to four times with a closed fist, stopping just short of her face.
Tate's mother told him to leave and pushed him out of the way.
Tate then bounced back and punched his mother to the face with a closed fist, causing injuries to an eye socket.
Emergency services were called, and Tate was reportedly in a highly agitated and erratic state.
He was eventually sedated by paramedics and transported to hospital.
The court heard he was suffering from drug and alcohol withdrawal.
On August 18, Tate attended his father's house and told him he owed him money.
They argument, Tate pushed his father, who became fearful and called a friend for help.
The accused continued to yell at his father, stating if he didn't pay him he would kill him.
During the court hearing, Tate, who appeared via video-link, was highly agitated and at one stage was told to calm down by the magistrate.
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