A DISPUTE over loud music being blasted early on a Sunday morning led a man to throw a beer can over a fence, hitting the victim in the head.
The victim and his wife had been trying to sleep in their Honeysuckle Street home in Thurgoona on June 10.
But their neighbours had been drinking and listening to loud music.
They had gotten little sleep due to the music and the fact they had been looking after a sick relative.
The exhausted victim went to his fence and confronted the neighbour, saying words to the effect of “turn the f---ing music down or I will come over there”.
The neighbour’s friend, Kylin Mark Morey, 27, responded by throwing a beer can in a stubby holder.
It hit the victim above his right eye, causing a cut.
The victim called police and Morey left the scene.
Morey was asked where he was going, and he said he was travelling to his home on nearby Oak Court.
Police arrived and took photos of the victim’s injuries and the beer can.
The cut required stitches at hospital.
Police caught up with Morey the following month and charged him with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The 27-year-old, who is a well-known local footballer, fronted Albury Local Court on Friday.
Magistrate Imad Abdul-Karim imposed a $400 fine and ordered Morey attend corrections.
He will undertake drug and alcohol counselling as part of an 18-month community corrections order.
The 27-year-old will return to court on February 25 for other matters.