Man who pushed partner out of window jailed for 29 years

03/08/2016

A man, who was found guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court of pushing his partner out of a third story window and attacking two police officers with a knife when they tried to arrest him, has today been jailed for 29 years and ordered to pay his partner £10,000 compensation within six months.

On 10 December 2015, the victim was at Marlon Bills' flat in Dudley when they got into argument, which later turned physical. The defendant threatened her with a knife and then pushed her out of a third floor bathroom window onto the ground below breaking her spine and her ankle.

A neighbour, who had heard the victim's screams for help, called the police who arrived at the scene and administrated first aid to her. She was later taken to Russell's Hall Hospital for medical treatment and later transferred to the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham and then a rehabilitation unit in Shropshire. She will be permanently affected by her injuries.

Other officers entered the flat in order to arrest Bills. He was given an order to surrender, however, he attacked the officers with a knife. They then used a Taser on him and eventually they managed to arrest him.

He was later charged with and found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and two counts of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent to resist arrest as well as breach of a restraining order.

Sean Kyne, District Crown Prosecutor from West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said: "Marlon Bills inflicted serious injuries on a vulnerable victim by pushing her out of third floor window. When the police arrived to arrest him, he failed to follow their instructions and instead he attacked the officers. Throughout this prosecution, Bills has shown no remorse for his attack on either his partner or on police officers."