Parolee sent back to prison after assault

A MAN has been jailed for kicking his girlfriend in clear view of passing motorists while off his mental health medications.

The couple argued at their Warwick home last month, with the 22-year-old accusing his partner of cheating on him.

When the woman tried to leave, the man - who cannot be named for legal reasons - followed her and was seen to kick the woman's right arm.

Police spoke with the woman later and noticed swelling to her arm and grazes to her hands.

It was more than two weeks before police found the man and he told police he was off his schizophrenia and bi-polar medication at the time of the attack.

He admitted to kicking his partner and said he may have pushed her to the ground but didn't recall much of the incident and blacked out when not on medication.

The man was on parole for break and enter and drug charges at the time of the assault, and as a result was returned to jail and his parole suspended.

He appeared in Warwick Magistrates Court via video link from jail last week and told the court he was sorry for his actions but was angered by suspicions of his partner's infidelity.

He pleaded guilty to breaching a domestic violence order.

Magistrate Graham Lee last week sentenced the man to one month jail but the man will be behind bars significantly longer than that.

As a result of having his parole suspended, the man will not be able to apply for parole until August 25.



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