A 47-year-old man has been ordered to pay his partner $2000 in compensation after a rage-induced ransacking of her Kimberley rental home. Albert Joseph Dolby was sentenced in Broome Magistrate’s Court last Friday after previously pleading guilty to unlawful assault, criminal damage and making threats to harm his partner. During a previous hearing, the court was told Dolby was outside Tyrepower on Clarendon Street in Derby with his then-partner and young daughter when he got into a verbal argument with his partner, resulting in Dolby striking the woman on the chin before leaving with his daughter. He travelled to the woman’s rental home, where he was living at the time, and began ransacking the property, tipping over a glass table, smashing a wooden chair, snapping a laptop in half, and pouring paint, sauce and laundry powder over furniture. When police arrived, they found Dolby outside, where he picked up a piece of a broken chair and threatened the arresting officer. The court was told Dolby became angry after he borrowed the woman’s phone and came across an explicit video of her with other people. When Dolby confronted her, she threw her bag to the ground. As Dolby picked up the bag, he shoved the bag into her chest, where his fist made contact with her chin without intending to do so, the court heard. In further submissions, the court was told Dolby and his partner still thought highly of each other but both agreed Dolby needed to address his anger management problem. Magistrate Stephen Sharratt placed Dolby on a nine-month intensive supervision order with programs.