A North Albury man threatened to spear four police officers who tried to arrest him after a neighbour's complaint, a court has heard.
Andrew James McEwan armed himself with a pitch fork and later also a spade as he repeatedly threatened the officers.
That came as he threw a range of items at the seven officers called to the scene in Plover Street, including rocks, glass wine bottles that smashed on the roadway and bricks.
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McEwan pleaded guilty to assault police, throw missiles at police officers executing their duty, though without inflicting actual bodily harm, and use an offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention.
"It's a matter that will require a report," defence lawyer Jack Murray submitted to magistrate Richard Funston.
Police told the court that the "moderately intoxicated" McEwan visited the home of a woman who lived in a unit directly opposite his on June 18 about 5pm.
While outside her unit, McEwan began an argument with another woman.
He left only to return several times to outside the first woman's unit, where he abused both of them.
On one occasion McEwan armed himself with part of a fishing rod, which prompted the second woman to call police.
They arrived about 11.15pm and saw McEwan walking from the front of the units to his own driveway.
He could then be heard yelling out abuse as they spoke to the women.
When police approached him, McEwan yelled out: "F*** off you c**ts, you're not getting me, I'll kill youse."
He then began smashing the gardening tool against the fence.
"He held the pitch fork," police said, "as though he was going to spear it in the direction of the four police officers present, who were only a short distance away on the other side of the fence."
The officers moved away and called in specialist negotiators, but before they arrived McEwan began throwing the missiles.
McEwan will be sentenced on August 16.
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