A NORTH Albury man who drank a lot of beer, some Jim Beam and smoked cannabis before being involved in a home invasion has been committed for sentencing at the District Court in Albury in November.
Luke Anthony Terrill, 20, of Wantigong Street, pleaded guilty yesterday in Albury Local Court to a charge of aggravated break and enter committing a serious indictable offence in company.
Director of Public Prosecutions representative Graham Lamond withdrew five other charges.
Magistrate Tony Murray ordered a pre-sentence report and adjourned sentencing to the District Court starting on November 25, continuing Terrill’s bail.
The court heard that a grandmother, her daughter and two grandchildren lived in a three-bedroom public housing home in Goolagar Crescent at Springdale Heights.
On January 8 they returned home about 10.45pm and overheard voices from inside their house.
The daughter went to the side of the house and saw the laundry door was open with a glass panel damaged.
She was carrying her three-month-old daughter, went inside and saw four men, including Terrill, standing in the lounge room.
Three men ran out of the house.
Terrill was standing between a curtain and nearby window.
He moved away from the window, took hold of an electric pedestal fan and raised it above his shoulder motioning towards the woman.
She feared for the safety of her daughter and shielded the child by putting her on the floor behind a wall.
The mother picked up a piece of wood from the floor in the lounge and swung it towards Terrill.
As he moved forward, he was struck to the side of the head, fell backwards to the floor and broke a lounge window.
The woman picked up her child and ran to a nearby house to make a triple 0 call to police.
Terrill was told the police had been called and when officers arrived he was in the back yard.
He walked towards an officer with his fists clenched, was restrained and put on the ground as he thrashed with his legs and arms.
At the police station he admitted in an interview drinking eight or nine bottles of beer, Jim Beam and smoking cannabis earlier in the day.