Man jailed over club incidents
A MAN who mimicked slitting the neck
of a bouncer who refused him entry to a local hotel has
been convicted and jailed for six months.
Clint Marshall appeared before the
Bendigo Magistrates Court yesterday, where he pleaded
guilty to charges including recklessly causing serious
injury and making threats to kill.
Police prosecutor Senior-Constable
Tony Graham told the court Marshall and his brother were
celebrating their joint birthday on October 12 last year
and together with friends they drank at the United
Kingdom Hotel in Golden Square before making their way
to the Black Swan Hotel in the CBD.
Sen-Constable Graham said arrived
at the front entrance of the Black Swan about 12.15 am
on October 13.
He said Marshall knew the two
bouncers at the front of the premises, who denied him
The court heard one of the
bouncers showed no form of aggression, but, in a
“surprise attack”, Marshall punched him.
The bouncer responded by punching
Marshall, who fell to the kerb as a result.
Sen-Constable Graham told
Magistrate Richard Wright the two bouncers managed to
enter the premises and shut the glass door behind them.
The court heard Marshall
repeatedly kicked the door, screamed abuse, spat his own
blood on the door and mimicked slitting the throat of
Sen-Constable Graham said a third
bouncer made his way outside to Marshall and his party
and was also hit by Marshall, before the brothers and
The next night Marshall presented
himself to Bendigo police station.
Defence lawyer Robert Timms told
the court Marshall was sent offensive and insulting text
messages by the bouncer the following day requesting
Mr Timms said his client ignored
He acknowledged Marshall had
relevant prior history, and that he recognised he was
facing a lengthy term of imprisonment.
Mr Wright said the community
deserved an answer.
“This might send a message to you
and others that this sort of activity is not condoned,”
Mr Wright said.
He sentenced Marshall to six
months’ jail, reducing the term by 46 days for time