A teenager who armed himself with a baseball bat to smash up a Mount Pleasant unit and assault a man has been sentenced to jail.
Bailey Page, 18, was jailed for 13 days at the Ballarat Magistrates' Court last Friday after he pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal damage and one count each of assault with a weapon and committing an indictable offence while on bail.
The court was told Page attended the block of units with co-accused Trevor Rosendale on August 30. Page was carrying a baseball bat while Rosendale, 46, was allegedly carrying a claw hammer.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Steve Repac said the pair smashed the windows of one of the units where the victim lived and car windows of a Renault sedan.
Rosendale then allegedly said to one of the victims, "come on, let's fight, I am going to kill you".
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Senior Constable Repac said said the pair assaulted one of the victims, while a second victim phoned the police.
The pair fled in a dark-coloured Holden Commodore before police arrived.
The attack was caught on CCTV and the pair were quickly identified. Rosendale was arrested at his Maryborough home, where police allegedly located the clothes he wore and the claw hammer.
Page was arrested at a Redan address, with police finding the clothing he wore and the baseball bat.
Defence barrister Daniel McGlone urged the court to consider a non-conviction for his client but magistrate Ron Saines disagreed.
He sentenced Page to 13 days' imprisonment, which he has already served. The magistrate told Page he now had a conviction and prison term on his record.
Rosendale, who is yet to enter a plea, was bailed earlier this month. He has been charged with assault with a weapon, affray and making a threat to kill.