A man who sparked a "mini siege" at Oak Flats on Christmas Eve has been sentenced to 20 months behind bars.
Police found Iain Thomas Anoleck laying in wait for them and decked out in a plastic face shield and thick vest when they arrived at his Malin Road property on the morning of December 24 last year to speak to him about the assault and intimidation of his partner the previous day.
Anoleck refused to allow police inside, prompting officers to force their way into the house through the back door when subsequent negotiations failed.
Upon their entry, the officers were immediately blasted with a can of degreaser while moments later, Anoleck came at them with a door jam full of exposed nails. He then punched an officer in the face.
Police deployed capsicum spray but it simply slid off Anoleck's face mask. Likewise, two tasers proved ineffective due to the padded vest he was wearing.
Police were eventually able to wrestle him to the ground and subdue him as he laugh and swore at them.
Anoleck was charged with a host of offences including domestic assault, contravening an apprehended violence order, using an offensive weapon to avoid apprehension and resisting police.
He subsequently pleaded guilty to the charges.
At a recent sentencing hearing, defence lawyer Alyce Fisher said Anoleck had been using ice in the months leading up to the incident but became unemployed after the death of his boss and could no longer afford to buy the drug.
What a pathetic person you were on that day.Magistrate Michael Stoddart
"He was coming off it cold turkey at the time," she said.
The court heard it was likely the relationship between Anoleck and his partner would continue despite his acts against her.
Magistrate Michael Stoddart expressed shock at the revelation.
"It's incredible this lady wants to stay in a relationship with you," he said.
"What a pathetic person you were on that day."
He sentenced Anoleck to a maximum jail term of two years and six months, saying he had a terrible record for violence and had put the lives of officers in danger on Christmas Eve.
"The season of goodwill - not on your behalf," he said.
"What a low-life action that was."
With time served, Anoleck will be eligible for parole in August 2020.