A brute who beat up two girlfriends by the time he was 16 has been jailed after subjecting a third victim and her mother to long-term assault – as a judge labeled him a danger to all women.
Johnboy Price assaulted two girls he was dating before submitting a third to a two-year ordeal of physical and psychological abuse.
By detaining him for five years and four months, the judge slammed Price, saying the consequences of his abuse “last a lifetime.”
Judge Miss Recorder Abigail Hudson said: ‘[You are a] dangerous man, a man who is incapable of loving relationships and incapable of living without violence. ‘
Price, 20, was hospitalized in February 2018 by his girlfriend Leah Robinson and her mother Deborah, 38, after he was evicted from his own home for unruly behavior.
Bolton Crown Court heard how he had done that several past convictions, including common attacks on two ex-girlfriends who were then 15 and 14 years old.
He was convicted of the sexual assaults in 2016 and a restraining order prohibiting him from seeing them.
Despite being supervised by a juvenile delinquency team after the sexual assaults, he then began a two-year campaign of abuse against Leah.
In almost daily ‘incessant’ attacks, Price of Orrell, near Wigan, Greater Manchester, repeatedly hit, beat and threatened to kill the teenage Leah.
Johnboy Price (pictured left and right) attacked two girls he was dating by the time he was only 16 and has now been jailed after subjecting a third to a two-year ordeal of physical and psychological violence abuse
In almost daily ‘incessant’ attacks, Price of Orrell, near Wigan, Greater Manchester, repeatedly hit, beat and threatened to kill teenage Leah Robinson, now 18, and her mother Deborah, 38.
He also turned on her mother and broke her hand, nose and the punching out of two of Mrs. Robinson’s front teeth as she took a running kick in the face during a severe beating.
He was arrested after Leah, then 16, ran to a neighbor’s house to get help while Price was away in March 2020.
At Bolton Crown Court, where Price appeared from prison via video link, he pleaded guilty to controlling or coercive behavior, common assault, inflicting serious bodily harm, and assault that resulted in actual bodily harm.
He was detained for five years and four months. Leah, now 18, has also won a restraining order prohibiting Price from contacting her for five years.
The judge convicted Price, saying, “Leah’s family admitted you when you had nowhere else to go for the next two years, you terrorized them.
“It was a catalog of physical abuse, accompanied by extreme psychological abuse, the consequences of which would last a lifetime for that whole family … This was unnecessary humiliation and behavior designed to humiliate, humiliate and maximize fear and distress.”
During his trial, Price blamed his actions of having an “ abusive and violent childhood ” and said he had been abusing drugs and alcohol since he was 12 years old.
The judge added: “You yourself are, in many ways, a victim of the great harm done to you during your childhood.
He was arrested after Leah, then 16, ran to a neighbor’s house to get help while Price was away in March 2020
But the reality is that your childhood created a dangerous man, a man incapable of loving relationships and incapable of living without violence.
“The background represents intense violence in the context of controlling relationships and you pose a significant risk of doing serious harm.”
The court heard that the couple met online in February 2018 when Leah was only 14 and he quickly moved into her childhood home in Marsh Green, Wigan.
At first everything went well and Price bought furniture for the house and helped with odd jobs and furnishing. But his behavior changed in June of that year when he convinced himself that Leah was seeing other guys.
Prosecutor Mr. Mark Monaghan said: ‘She describes a pattern of assault in which he punched in the face or in the arm and burst into rage for no reason.
She didn’t tell anyone what was going on because he said he would kill her and her family or ask one of his relatives to kill them if he went to jail.
“She said he wanted to be in control of everything she did and what she would wear and that he wouldn’t let her leave the house without him.”
In January 2020, Ms. Robinson Price asked if he attacked her daughter, but he responded by shoving and hitting her in the face and arms.
He then repeated his threats to kill the family, and Mrs. Robinson felt “controlled, intimidated and helpless” because she was unable to save her daughter.
At Bolton Crown Court, Price pleaded guilty to controlling or coercive behavior, common assault, inflicting serious bodily harm, and assault that resulted in actual bodily harm
Leah was so scared that when Price and her mother went to Wigan on an errand in March 2020, she climbed through an unlocked rear window to the neighbor’s house to ask for help and the police were called.
When he was arrested, Price denied the wrongdoing in his police interview, claiming that Leah had ‘made up stories’ to send him to prison.
Police later found text messages he’d sent to Leah and threatened to hang herself if she didn’t retract a statement she’d made to detectives.
One read, “Don’t tell them honey, I’m begging you. Please, I don’t want you to be like all those other girls who abandoned me. Drop all of this. I will never do anything like that again. ‘
Nicola Carroll said in the defense attorney: “Violence and threats of violence are unfortunately all he has ever known.
He grew up in a toxic environment of domestic violence in which his mother was violently assaulted by his father and he became a victim of childhood domestic violence at the hands of both parents.
“No early intervention measures were taken to help him when he was a child, so it is perhaps unsurprising that he has little awareness of how to behave.”
The prize must have an extended license period of one year after being released from custody. No restraining order has been imposed on Leah’s mother because she wants to keep in touch with him.