A CENTRAL Coast man who approached a young child in Inverell last year has been jailed for five months.
Jason Peter Beaton was convicted of six offences in Moree Local Court last week including intimidation, common assault, intimidating police and assault following an incident in Inverell.
The 39-year-old has been in custody since he was arrested on September 27 after approaching a vehicle in the carpark of a fast food restaurant.
About 3.20pm, a 10-year-old child and a 26-year-old woman were seated in the car when Beaton opened the door and intimidated the pair, prompting them to flee.
The child’s cries for help alerted a witness who stopped Beaton from following the pair.
A struggle ensued and other members of the public rushed in to help detain the man before police were called.
Beaton was charged and pleaded guilty to all charges in Moree Local Court.
Last week, Magistrate Michael O’Brien said he had to impose a term of imprisonment and jailed the man for five months on all charges.
After time served, Beaton will be released in late-February.
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