Tele/ The Newcastle News: Timothy Sharman: Ex-cop jailed for violent assaults on police at Charlestown

Capsicum spray, tasers and a baton all couldn’t stop a violent ex-cop who unleashed on two police officers, according to police facts.

Agitated, extremely sweaty and wearing just a pair of shorts, Timothy Andrew Sharman complained of being in respiratory stress.

Police arrived at the Panorama Motor Inn at Charlestown late on September 21, following reports a drug affected man had been acting aggressively and speaking loudly.

Police facts said the former probationary constable, accessorised with an electronic ankle bracelet, was standing in the doorway of his hotel room when police arrived.

An ambulance was called but instantly both officers were faced with a confronting situation.

With a syringe in one hand, Sharman turned on them.

He punched, kicked and struck both officers several times and every time they tried to restrain him, he unleashed more violent outbursts.

He endured capsicum spray, tasers and even a baton but every time they were ineffective, according to police facts.

Escaping down the street to the Mattara Hotel, the officers continued to wrestle with Sharman unsuccessfully.

He was finally taken down when backup arrived and he was thrust into the ground and arrested.

Both officers suffered multiple injuries including abrasions, a busted lip and injured elbow and were taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment.

From a NSW Police officer to a high risk domestic violence offender, Sharman had spent six months behind bars for multiple domestic violence offences and contravening apprehended violence orders (AVO’s), according to court documents.

In January this year he was released on parole, only to be back behind bars nine months later for a violent attack on police.

In November he pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting police and possession of equipment to administer a prohibited drug.

Charges of resist arrest, using an offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention and armed with intent to commit an indictable offence were all dismissed.

In Belmont Local Court on Tuesday, Sharman was sentenced to 20 months in jail with a non-parole period of 13 months.

He’ll be eligible for release in October next year.

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