A man who appealed his jail sentences for seven offences including affray, assaulting and resisting police through to domestic violence and driving while disqualified, has had a month reduced from his non-parole period.
Callum John James Bates, 23, of Currong Crescent, was initially given a parole release date of October 29, 2019, in Orange Local Court on May 30, 2019, but appealed the severity of the sentences in Orange District Court.
Acting Judge Geoffrey Graham upheld the total jail sentence of eight months but reduced the overall non-parole period to five months so Bates could be released on September 29, 2019.
He also set aside 12-month community-based intensive correction orders Bates was given for assaulting a police officer and resisting a police officer on September 13, 2018, and instead gave him three-month full-time jail sentences, for which the time has already been served.
On July 17, 2018, Bates joined joined in a fight between two men in the driveway next to the Lord Anson Hotel and he was given a three-month jail sentence for affray.
Two men got involved in a fist fight in the driveway about noon while Bates watched on but then he removed his hat and shirt and joined the fight, which ranged from the driveway into the car park and onto Anson Street stopping traffic.
According to police, officers tried to stop Bates after seeing him visit a house known for drugs on September 13, 2018, but he continued walking across Perry Oval then started to run along Clinton Street but tripped over in the middle of the road.
He stopped and swung his arms behind him, puffed out his chest and stepped towards a detective sergeant and because it was thought he was going to hit the police officer he was taken to the ground with a leg sweep.
On April 30, 2019, Bates was arrested and charged with behaving in an offensive manner, resisting police and assaulting a police officer after police saw him walking along Bathurst Road swearing at the top of his lungs and shadow boxing in the direction of police then thrust his arm into the police vehicle.
Once police were out of the vehicle he swung punches at them and tore the mouthpiece from a police radio attached to the officer's vest.
On May 21, 2019, bates was charged with resisting arrest after police were called to a house.
They told him to walk down the steps and lay on the ground and he started to walk down the stairs but he stopped and refused to go on the ground and tried to pull out of officers' grips.
Bates was also given jail sentences for breaching a two-and-a-half-year community correction order for a domestic violence assault, and breaching a two-year good-behaviour bond he was given for driving while disqualified on January 29, 2017.
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