Rothwell man given unpaid work after baseball bat rampage
A Taser was used to detain him
A Rothwell man who had to be Tasered after smashing cars with a baseball bat has been sentenced to unpaid work.
Mark Tarrant, of Crispin Street, was arrested after going on the rampage on September 19 last year.
The 49-year-old was in Rushton Road in the town at about 8pm when he was seen attacking two vehicles with the bat.
He then picked up a ‘sold’ sign and smashed it through the front window of a property in the area.
Police officers were deployed and Tasered him because he was aggressive and to prevent harm to to others.
Tarrant's actions caused £350 in damage to a woman's Ford Fiesta, damage to another man's Audi and £25 in damage to a woman's window.
He was arrested and charged with three counts of criminal damage, which he admitted before magistrates.
He also admitted a public order offence over his behaviour towards a police officer at Kettering General Hospital
Last week at Northampton Magistrates' Court Tarrant was sentenced to a community order with 250 hours of unpaid work.
He was ordered to pay compensation totalling £625, costs of £85 and a surcharge to fund victim services of £95.