"It was effectively his first charge, but unfortunately he has hit the ground running."
That's how Orange Local Court's magistrate described a 21-year-old man responsible for a four-centimetre bite mark on a police officer's arm during a brawl.
Jordan Edward Khattar, of Bathurst Road, received an 18-month community corrections order for assaulting police during the early hours of March 10 at the Oxford Hotel in Bathurst, after police asked him to leave due to his intoxicated behaviour.
He left the hotel but when police issued the move-on order, he swore at the two officers, calling them dogs and telling them he would "f*** your mothers".
It was a one-off binge drinking session.Solicitor Paul Johnson
Police said at times, Khattar recorded the argument, and at others appeared to ignore police by speaking loudly into his phone.
Eventually he walked off, but soon returned to the Oxford - police asked him to show identification but he refused, despite warnings he would be arrested.
As one officer tried to handcuff him, Khattar pulled his arm away and a struggle began between the three of them - Khattar bit one of the officers on the bicep, latching on for some time, and kneed him in the stomach and groin and police also delivered a number of blows.
With the help of the hotel manager, police were able to restrain Khattar, who continued to swear and threatened to "rape your f***ing kids".
In court, solicitor Paul Johnson said Khattar had the full support of his family, had been seeking mental health support since 2016 and was not a regular drinker.
"It was a one-off binge drinking session," he said.
"He behaved like an idiot, they're his words, not mine."
Police prosecutor Sergeant Beau Riley said the threshold for jail had been met.
"This is an act on an officer doing his job," he said.
"The hard message needs to be said, if you assault police, you go to jail."
Magistrate Elizabeth Ellis told Khattar if he behaved that way, he should not drink.
"To have bitten someone beggars belief as to why you thought it was a good idea," she said.
She forbade him from consuming alcohol or drugs for the term of the order.
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