A 25-year-old woman has been jailed for 18 months with a nine-month non-parole period, for an attack on another woman that left her with fractured ribs.
Tegan Marie Bayliss - who had been in custody since August 2019 - appeared in Mudgee Local Court last Tuesday on charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, entering a building with intent, and larceny.
On the morning of Monday, July 22, 2019, she went to the victim's home and took a laptop. The victim wasn't home but a family member was, and Bayliss told them, "it's mine, I'm taking it, [the victim] has no right to it".
That afternoon, the victim was at a friend's residence when Bayliss arrived and confronted her about the laptop and who she had been associating with.
Bayliss grabbed the victim by her hair, which caused her to fall to the ground and while she was down she began punching her to the head as she tried to cover herself.
The victim was struck to the side of her head and she could feel that Bayliss was holding something in her hand when she did so. This caused a cut and bleeding.
As the victim attempted to get up Bayliss stomped on her ribs. During the incident she also kicked her in the back of the head.
Bayliss took the victim's phone and left. Others drove the victim to the hospital and one later retrieved the phone.
The victim was treated for a 2-3cm laceration on her scalp. After noticing that she had pain in her chest an X-ray was ordered, which revealed that two of her ribs were fractured and displaced.
Bayliss sent the victim an apology via Messenger on Wednesday, August 21. The next day she was arrested after she stopped by police and a check of her identity showed she was wanted regarding the matter - officers also noted that the victim was in the vehicle.