A man has been jailed for bashing another man in the face with a baseball bat in Wallaroo, on Februray 9, 2020.
The 38-year-old man has been found guilty of hitting a man’s face with a metal baseball bat before dousing him in petrol following an argument in a house at Wallaroo.
The accused, Mark Popowycz, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, recklessly causing serious harm and aggravated threatening to cause serious harm in the District Court last Wednesday (June 2).
The victim suffered multiple fractures to his right check-bone and eye-socket, a small bleed on the brain, and nerve damage which has left the right side of his face numb.
Mr Popowycz was sentenced to almost eight years in prison, with a non-parole period of five years.