Baseball bat threat: Job loss mixed with booze and trouble brews

FINDING out he was losing his job at Electrolux was a stressful experience for Aaron Jacob Quick who responded to alleged taunts to his partner, by threatening a neighbour with a baseball bat.

Orange Local Court heard on Thursday, Quick was at his job at Electrolux in April last year when his partner called claiming she felt intimidated by a neighbour.

Quick told his partner he couldn’t return home as he had heard he would be losing his job.

Quick faced court charged with affray and being in custody of an implement in a public place over the incident which occurred in April last year when the accused was under the influence of alcohol he consumed after losing his job.

Quick was ordered to do 150 hours community service and pay a fine of $500.

Quick’s solicitor Rebecca McIlveen said her client did not dispute the fact he had a problem with alcohol.

She told magistrate Terry Lucas her client was more than willing to carry out community service if imposed by the court.

“It might open a door to employment as he has a work ethic,” she said.

Ms McIlveen said as the father of young children, Quick was determined to conquer his issues with alcohol.

Mr Lucas told the accused this wasn’t the first time he has come before the courts.

“But you have young children now and you can’t carry on like this,” the magistrate told Quick.

“Do this community service successfully and it will all be over,” he said.

An apprehended violence order has been imposed by the court between  Quick and his victim.

Mr Lucas wished Quick well for the future.

“Good luck,” he said.

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