A Queensland rapper accused of assaulting a woman with a stick and then threatening to kill her has been jailed for six years and nine months.
Problem rapper Dwayne Harris was arrested on December 30 after the alleged incident at a home in Sydney’s south.
He has pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault occasioned fear.
Dwayne Harris, 35, was sentenced to six years in jail on Thursday.
The 27-year-old was previously charged with two counts of assault occasionment causing actual bodily hurt and one count of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon.
In a separate incident, Harris was also charged with four counts of threatening to harm a woman and two counts each of assault and common assault.
Both of those charges are now withdrawn.
His barrister Michael Richey said Harris’s crime was a “serious, violent act”.
“The circumstances surrounding that incident have been a very distressing and difficult one for him and for his family,” he said.
“In relation to this, he has taken responsibility and acknowledged what has happened and he has apologised.”
Mr Richely said the court could consider sentencing Harris to community service, but was also likely to give him a lengthy jail sentence.
Justice Ian Gourlay handed down the sentences on Thursday afternoon.
Mr Harris is scheduled to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on February 6.
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