A pitchfork-wielding man who threatened to spear police after unleashing a torrent of rocks, bottles and bricks has had his sentencing delayed.
Andrew James McEwan was supposed to have had his matter finalised in Albury Local Court this week.
But as has happened with several other cases where a jail sentence was on the cards, magistrate Miranda Moody was left with no choice but to put his on ice.
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"I think I will be adjourning that one," she said, on perusing the details of McEwan's case.
The North Albury man was not required to appear in court due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the NSW chief magistrate.
He was represented in court though by defence lawyer Pravinda Pahalawela.
McEwan pleaded guilty back in late June to charges of assault police, throwing a missile at police executing their duty and use an offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention.
These related to an incident that unfolded on June 18 about 5pm.
The court was told that was when a "moderately intoxicated" McEwan went to the home of a woman who lived in a nearby unit.
He was outside the unit when he began arguing with another woman. He left and returned several times, abusing both women.
When McEwan armed himself with part of a fishing rod, one of the women called police.
They arrived about 11.15pm and saw McEwan walking from the front of the units to his own driveway, from where he could be heard yelling abuse.
He called out to the officers: "F--- off you c--ts, you're not getting me, I'll kill youse."
McEwan, who threw wine bottles on to the road, will be sentenced on October 13.
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