A man who clashed with police in a "frankly, awful, prolonged and entirely unnecessary episode" was sentenced to an eight-week wholly-suspended jail term on Thursday.
Michael Terrence Lynch, 44, was either found guilty or pleaded guilty to a range of charges including assault police, resist police, threaten police and use abusive language to police on September 30, 2019.
Magistrate Simon Brown said Lynch's behaviour "must make police officers shudder about going to work".
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Lynch was also convicted of aggravated burglary and stealing, possession of stolen property, failing to appear and providing a false name.
Mr Brown said that while Lynch had served numerous terms of imprisonment in the past his record since 2019 had improved.
"There is a real need to deter you but because your last offence was some time ago and there has been a gap in your record I am going to impose a wholly suspended term of imprisonment," he said.
He fined Lynch $400 for stating a false name.
The jail term was suspended on the condition that he commit no imprisonable offence for 18 months.