Rothwell man given unpaid work after baseball bat rampage

A Taser was used to detain him

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 2:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 2:04 pm

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.

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Northampton Magistrates' Court.
Northampton Magistrates' Court.

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.