Fined $1200 for defending mum

DEFENDING his mother with violence has landed a Warwick man in court and out of pocket.

Ricky Grant Johnson punched a fellow pub patron in the head "four or five times" as retaliation for the man calling Johnson's mother a derogatory name on September 9.

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty in the Warwick Magistrates Court this week to a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm.

The court heard Johnson and his victim were also involved in an altercation earlier that night, in which Johnson shoved the man in the chest.

Police Prosecutor Senior Constable de Lissa told the court Johnson's criminal history contained an entry of a similar offence, which was committed in 2009.

Magistrate Graham Lee described Johnson's actions as "disturbing", telling him there were other ways of dealing with problems.

Johnson was fined $1200 and no conviction was recorded.


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