Teen puts mum in headlock
“WHY did you assault your mother?” magistrate Kim Pogson asked Joshua Evan Powell when he fronted Grafton Local Court yesterday.
The 19-year-old was in court to answer a charge of common assault after he grappled his mother, Tracey, in a headlock and dragged her from the front door of her home into her lounge room during a domestic dispute on January 8.
The police facts said that Powell then released his mother, who collapsed when she lost consciousness for a short time.
Powell told Mr Pogson that the dispute arose from ‘a lot of things’.
According to police they stemmed from a domestic dispute involving his mother and girlfriend, Emma Nolland.
Ms Nolland had been living with Powell at his family home for nine months.
On the day of the altercation, Mrs Powell ordered Ms Nolland out of the house and a struggle ensued between the two.
At this stage Powell intervened and put his mother in the headlock. Powell and Ms Nolland then left the scene.
Powell was placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond.
Mrs Powell was granted an AVO against Ms Nolland for 12 months.