A Wellington man has had a 'spectacular start to a criminal record' after punching a woman in the face, grabbing two people by the throat and attacking security guards at two Dubbo pubs.
Timothy Norman Gann, 21, had been drinking at the Castlereagh Hotel on August 21 when a fight broke out with a security guard in the courtyard.
Court documents reveal one woman tried to intervene and break up the fight when Gann punched her once in the eye.
Another woman tried to pull the woman out of the scuffle when Gann grabbed her by the throat.
After Gann was removed from the Castlereagh, he went over to continue drinking at the Pastoral Hotel where he was confronted by the stepbrother of one of the women he had assaulted earlier.
When the stepbrother asked Gann why he assaulted his stepsister, Gann began yelling in the man's face grabbing onto his throat pushing him against the wall.
The man punched Gann in the face twice in attempt to release his grip.
Gann was escorted from the Pastoral when he turned around punched a security guard twice to the head.
Police facts reveal Gann then went on to send threatening messages to both women he had assaulted earlier.
"You c--- are legit getting killed," one message read.
"Your legit dead c---," another said.
If you can't keep control of your drinking, don't drinkMagistrate Phillip Stewart
At Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday Gann pleaded guilty to three counts of common assault and two counts of stalk/intimidation.
The court heard Gann had recently broken up with his ex-partner and was couch-surfing when he developed an alcohol problem.
The defence told the court Gann was being treated for mental health issues and he was no longer consuming alcohol and had gained employment.
While Gann had no prior conviction, Magistrate Phillip Stewart said he was about to get a "spectacular start to a criminal record".
"You were very fortunate there was no serious injury ... if you can't keep control of your drinking, don't drink," he said.
"Think about what you do before you ruin your life."
Gann was convicted for each offence and placed on a community corrections order for 12 months, fined $400 and ordered to abstain from alcohol.