Richmond man jailed for violent incident involving axe

A man has been jailed for a violent incident in Catterick Garrison.

Dominic Ian Kelly, 23, appeared at Teesside Crown Court this week after pleading guilty to a number of offences.

Kelly was arrested after he went to Hildyard Row, Catterick Garrison, on the night of July 29 to a property where a woman lived who he had previously had a relationship with.

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Kelly went armed with a black and silver hand axe and began searching the house for another person he thought was there.

In the house at the time was the 12-month-old child of one of the occupants.

When asked what he was going to do with the axe, Kelly replied: “I’m going to smash some c***’s head in with it”, the court was told.

During the search, he assaulted two women, pushing one causing her to fall over and slapping another.

He then left and used the axe to damage an electrical box.

Kelly was also involved in another incident in New Road, Richmond, on June 28 when he was seen with a knife.

Kelly, of St James Chapel Wynd, Richmond, pleaded guilty to two charges of carrying an offensive weapon, two of assault and one of criminal damage at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court last month.

He was sentenced to 16 months in prison at Teesside Crown Court on Tuesday.