A Bunbury man who seriously assaulted a 52-year-old man with a disability has been jailed and fined more than $1900. Daniel Crotty, 42, previously pleaded guilty to a string of 16 offences including threats to injure, endanger or harm any person, being armed or pretending to be in a way that may cause fear and assault occasioning bodily harm. He appeared in Bunbury Magistrate’s Court on Thursday when the court was told of the assault which took place in April. Police prosecutor Sgt Karl Rep said Crotty attended the Brunswick home of a man he previously met on Grindr and punched the 52-year-old victim, who lives with a “severe disability”, repeatedly to the face and chest while in his house. Armed with a fishing knife, Crotty told the victim “you will do what I tell you” and when he tried to flee, grabbed his sleeve and said “I will kill you, I will stab you”, the court was told. Crotty’s duty lawyer told the court he attended the victim’s house and when he woke up the next morning he felt like he had been drugged, which made him get angry. “He laid charges against the person concerned but nothing came of them,” his lawyer said. The court was told Crotty had been homeless for some time and spent 10 years waiting for housing, but now lived with his pregnant partner. His duty lawyer said he had voluntarily taken part in counselling and “wants to turn his life around”. However, Magistrate Stephen Wilson could not look past the “serious assault” which he claimed was “so severe in my view a term of imprisonment is warranted”. Crotty was sentenced to one year and six months imprisonment, fined more than $1900 and ordered to pay $2000 compensation.