A veteran Wangaratta policeman says he has never seen a person as aggressive as a man who needed to be hit with a baton, capsicum sprayed and Tasered before his arrest.
Bruce Bolton, 50, had headed to the North East last year following an aggravated burglary, carjacking, attempted carjacking and dangerous driving incidents in Melbourne.
He had demanded drivers' keys, punched the window on a woman's car, reversed into a vehicle, threatened to kill a driver at a service station before attacking him and drove on the wrong side of the road on March 22.
Bolton made it to Glenrowan the next morning and smashed glass windows at the BP service station with a metal display frame.
A farmer spoke to him in the driveway of a Milawa property at 3.30pm, but he wasn't making any sense, and he drove off the road at Whorouly about 4pm.
A Wangaratta sergeant approached Bolton and tried to open his car door as the offender tried to drive off.
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The officer reached in and opened the door from the inside and pulled Bolton from the car as he threw several punches.
He had to be sprayed with foam, was hit in the legs and body with a baton, and continued to throw punches.
More officers arrived and Bolton was only stopped after being Tasered.
Jewellery was found in his rectum and drugs seized from his home, with his blood containing ice.
Judge Michael Cahill recently told the County Court the Wangaratta sergeant couldn't recall a more aggressive person in his career.
"He considers himself resilient and well-adjusted but he said this incident frankly scared him," he said.
The judge jailed Bolton for five years and ordered he serve a minimum of three years.