Son threw broken glass at mother and punched family dog in cocaine-fuelled rage

Jordan Cuthill
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A son who threw broken glass at his mother and punched the family dog during a cocaine fuelled rage has been jailed.

Jordan Cuthill flew into a fury when he was asked to leave his parents’ home and started attacking their vehicles which were parked outside.

The 24-year-old was eventually arrested by police using a taser, who were called to the house after he armed himself with two machetes with 12-inch blades.

At the time of his terrifying behaviour in May, Cuthill was on a suspended sentence for his part in a mass brawl involving more than a dozen men.

At Newcastle Crown Court Cuthill, of High Street, Easington Lane, was jailed for 12 months for affray, criminal damage and breach of the suspended jail term.

Judge Tim Gittins told him: “It must have been terrifying for your family, not knowing what you were going to do next with those weapons in the state you were in.

“It is clear that offending had a marked effect on your parents, particularly your mother, who had been left shaken and fearful of your behaviour.

“I would be failing in my public duty if I did not pass an immediate custodial sentence.

“You would have been warned when the suspended sentence was imposed that it would be activated by any further offending, particularly offending involving public order or violence.”

Prosecutor Bridie Smurthwaite told the court Cuthill’s parents were happy for him to have a key but refused to let him live at their home because of past trouble.

On May 30 he turned up at the house drunk and high on cocaine and a furious row broke out which ended up with him being outside in just his boxer shorts.

Miss Smurthwaite said: “His mother described him being agitated and jumping up and down.

“He got a spade from the back of his father’s work van and used the spade to smash the passenger window and windscreen, shouting all the time.

“He picked up some of the broken glass from the street and threw it at her (his mother).

“She felt bits of glass hit her face, hit her body but fortunately was not injured.”

The court heard Cuthill went on to attack his mother’s car, which was left with a 10-inch dent.

Miss Smurthwaite added: “Throughout, his mother’s dog had been barking at him.

His mother watched as the defendant punched her dog in the head.”

The court heard Cuthill then got back inside the house and produced the machetes, which did not belong to the family, from a spare room.

Cuthill eventually complied with the police instructions to put down the weapons and he was arrested.

He pleaded guilty to affray and criminal damage.

Jamie Adams, defending, said Cuthill, who was himself the victim of a stabbing, has full time work and is making efforts to stay away from trouble.

Mr Adams said: “He has changed his habits and the people he is mixing with.”