An inmate at Lithgow Correctional Centre has had his stay in custody extended after he was found guilty of assaulting a prison officer.
The court heard Richard Reay, 44, was being released from his cell for methadone treatment on March 3 when he hit an officer in the face and chest.
He was sentenced to 12 months in prison, with a nine month non-parole period. He will be eligible for release in April 2020.
Reay was serving a sentence for affray and could have been eligible for parole in July.
"Corpse slicer" blade found
A Lithgow woman was found guilty of possessing a prohibited weapon after trying to conceal a hatchet from police during a search.
Jasmine Jeremic, 32, was a passenger in a van which was searched at the Lithgow 7Eleven petrol station at 2.30am on April 2.
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According to facts presented to Lithgow Local Court on May 30, she was seen to hide something under her shirt. It was found to be a green spiked hatchet with the words 'corpse slicer' written on the blade.
Police stated it was a 'Zombie' style weapon, which was prohibited.
She was sentenced to a two year community release order.
A Lithgow woman was fined $500 for carrying pepper spray in her handbag.
Sarah Downey, 31, was searched on Page Street, Bowenfels on March 9 this year and found to be in possession of the spray, which falls under the category of being a prohibited weapon which requires a permit.
Police reported to the court that she refused to disclose where she had purchased it to officers.
Lithgow man Dale Peter Becroft, 41, pleaded guilty to larceny and unlawful entry to enclosed lands in Lithgow Local Court on May 3.
The charges related to the removal of $800 worth of property, including a kitchen bench top, an oven door, a white bath tub and toilet seat from a property that was being dismantled at Blackmans Flat on June 22, 2018.
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He was fined $300 for the unlawful entry and $1000 for larceny. He was also placed on an 18 month community corrections order. The court heard Becroft, in company with another man, entered the property in a white tipper truck and loaded up the items. The property owner, who police reported in documents to the court spotted them onsite while driving past, reported the incident and the registration number of the truck, to police.
A man from Morts Estate was ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service after being found guilty of mid range drink driving.
Wade John Green, 34, returned a breath analysis of 0.093 after he was pulled over in Methven Street on February 2.
In Lithgow Local Court on May 2, he was placed on a two year community corrections order, ordered to carry out community service and fined $1000. He was also ordered to install an interlock device on his vehicle. He had prior convictions for drink driving offences.
Two men were found guilty of assault after an argument in a Lithgow pub spilled out into the car park.
Eglinton resident Patrick Joseph Knight will carry out 100 hours of community service, as well as a two year community corrections order for common assault. Lithgow man Michael Paul Irwin, 32, also found guilty of common assault, was fined $750 and ordered to serve a 12 month community corrections order.
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The court heard Knight and Irwin followed the victim from a Main Street pub to a car park nearby at about 1.50am on February 8 after taking offence to something said in the venue.
The victim was punched in the face and was taken to hospital for treatment. He reported nausea and dizziness which lasted for several days.
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