A man who threatened to kill his partner, evaded police and tried to punch a corrections officer has been jailed.
Ziggy Robert Brunskill, 26, appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to evading police, drive whilst disqualified, two counts of assault a public officer, common assault and 63 breaches of a family violence order.
Magistrate Sharon Cure jailed Brunskill for six months for the evade police, with the sentence backdated to May 7.
Police tried to intercept the unlicensed Brunskill, who was driving on Faulkner and Ravenswood roads on May 7. Road spikes were deployed, with Brunskill fleeing on foot because it was too dangerous to continue driving.
He tried to jump a fence but slipped and hit his head, knocking himself unconscious.
He sustained head injuries as a result of falling and lost a number of teeth. Police rendered first aid before taking Brunskill back to the station.
He was also handed a global sentence of eight months' jail for his other crimes, with six months wholly suspended.
While serving a different prison sentence in December, Brunskill questioned a fellow prisoner over allegedly making a complaint about another inmate.
The fellow prisoner stood up and loudly said to Brunskill: "Are you threatening me." Brunskill responded by punching the prisoner twice to the head.
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About a month later Brunskill questioned a corrections officer in the laundry at Risdon Prison after access to call his partner was revoked.
Brunskill tried to punch the corrections officer, but he narrowly missed. Despite being detained and handcuffed, Brunskill also attempted to headbutt the officer.
Defence lawyer Hannah Phillips previously told the court her client's mental health was very, very poor during this period, with another inmate calling her office on January 25 to express concern for his welfare.
A 12-month community correction order and a two-year driving disqualification will be activated upon his release from prison.
Despite a family violence order preventing Brunskill from having contact with his partner, he put the woman on his call list under an alias and was recorded on the prison phone system abusing and threatening her during 109 calls from prison between May and June.
Ms Phillips said the abuse was a two-way street in the relationship, but that did not make his behaviour OK.
A three-year family violence order protecting Brunskill's ex-partner was also made, with Ms Cure saying she was concerned about the manner in which he abused her but acknowledged having contact with his children was part of his rehabilitation.