Man jailed for four years after string of assaults

A MAN involved in a string of assaults in Brisbane and Ipswich, including punching two security guards while they were on the grounds restraining another patron at an Ipswich nightclub, has been jailed.

Lyndon James Brown, 20, yesterday pleaded guilty to four counts of assault occasioning bodily harm including charges of armed assault and assault in company, two counts of wilful damage, and single counts of burglary by night, common assault, and creating a public nuisance.

The court was shown CCTV footage from Safe City, from October 20 last year, showing Brown and two friends were outside Cocktails Nightclub in Ipswich.

During an altercation between bouncers and other patrons, the three men were asked to leave the area.

When two bouncers tackled one of the people involved in the fight, Brown leant down and punched both of the security guards.

The fight spilled onto Brisbane St where multiple security guards tried to subdue Brown until police arrived which caused Brown and his friends to flee the scene.

At around 4am Brown went to the house of his ex-partner's mother.

There he kicked in a downstairs door before walking into the house where he was confronted by the woman and a man who had been sleeping on the couch.

Brown attacked the man punching him six times in the head before snatching a 30cm curtain hook off the woman and pushing her to the ground.

Brown then proceeded to hit the man another four times with the hook.

These offences came three months after he was taken to the Brisbane watch house by police and he assaulted a sleeping man locked up in his cell, after he was arrested for causing a public nuisance in a hospital waiting room.

Judge Greg Koppenol said Brown had major problems with anger, especially when drinking.

"This was a low act for anyone," he said.

Judge Koppenol said he accepted Brown was a different person when he was sober.

The court heard Brown has already spent nearly 15 months behind bars for the offences.

He was sentenced to four years prison, and will be eligible for parole in two months.



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