A man charged for his involvement in three separate fights – the third outside the courthouse – was sentenced to 200 hours of community service and fined a total of $3600.
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Adam Cordon, aged 21, of Hill End Road, Grattai, was charged with affray, assault and resist police, following a large brawl in the Woolpack Hotel beer garden in the early hours of December 17, 2016.
When police arrived the activity had spilled into the rear carpark of the venue.
Cordon ignored a ‘move-on’ direction and when he went to run to another group officers feared more violence and attempted to restrain him.
He then struggled with them and resisted arrest, before kicking an officer in the chest as he was loaded into the police vehicle.
Cordon was seen on the pub’s CCTV footage earlier exchanging punches with another patron as the large brawl erupted.
The next night he was part of a group that arrived at the BP service station after being refused entry to a local pub.
After a member of the group exchanged words with another man who they set on and started throwing punches at, during the incident Cordon continued punching him after he’d been knocked to the ground.
When he was listed to appear in Mudgee Local Court for the incidents on March 8, 2017, Cordon was speaking with a friend in the front yard of the location.
They told him they believed another man present had broken into their house.
Cordon confronted him and the pair began punching each other, the incident captured on the courthouse CCTV.
When representing himself in court last Wednesday, Cordon said he was “deeply ashamed” and “I know I was in the wrong”.
Magistrate Terry Lucas said, “this is a particularly bad matter, we can’t have that going on, not here”.
Jason John Lumsden, aged 25, of Yarra Court, Mudgee, was sentenced to 200 hours community service for two charges of affray arising from his parts in the Woolpack and BP brawls.
Lumsden was seen on the pub’s CCTV footage as part of a group that broke a man’s jaw.
The next evening at the service station he was a part of the group that set upon the one man and at one point pushed a security guard out of the way to get involved in the fight again after being separated.
He was seen on CCTV footage standing over the man after he’d been knocked to the ground.
Magistrate Lucas noted that Lumsden cited self defence in the BP incident and said it was “particularly brutal” for that explanation.
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