A man who assaulted his girlfriend’s mother when she intervened in a row, causing her to suffer a rupture Achilles tendon in her leg, has been jailed.
Kyle Baptiste was already under a suspended jail term for other offences when his temper erupted on June 8.
Mehran Nassiri prosecuting told Leeds Crown Court that Baptiste and his girlfriend were having a “heated argument” in the kitchen at West Grove Avenue, Dalton, when her mother Tamera Longmore tried to calm things down.
He took exception to that and became aggressive and got “nose to nose” with her. Fearing the situation was escalating she asked him to leave.
But Baptiste said he was not leaving until he was listened to. He grabbed his victim by the throat and hit her on the left eye causing her to lose her balance and fall awkwardly on to the kitchen floor.
She was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary where she was found to have a ruptured Achilles tendon and her right knee was put in plaster.
The court was told at the time Baptiste was under a suspended sentence for threatening to kill a shopkeeper and drugs offences.
Graham Parkin representing him told the court he had been acting as custodian for those drugs under duress. He now had the opportunity of a job with Global Diversity and a child to look after. He realised he had taken the wrong approach on the day concerned and should have walked away from the argument.
“He knows anger got the better of him.”
Baptiste, 27, of Shearing Cross Gardens, Fartown, admitted assault for which he was sentenced to four months in prison and was given 12 months consecutive to that from the suspended sentence.