08/21/2015 17:10 EDT | Updated 08/21/2016 01:12 EDT

B.C. man jailed for beating mom says he wants to make better decisions

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Beating up his mother has netted a Kamloops, B.C., man a four-month jail sentence. 

Jaycee Folden pleaded guilty to several charges, including assault and obstructing police.

Provincial court heard he became violent during an argument with his mother in her home on Jan. 29.

Crown lawyer Chris Balison said Folden punched her twice in the arm, knocking her down, and then delivered three more blows to her arm and back.

“He told her she was lucky she was his mother, otherwise he would have hit her in the head,” Balison said.

Two months later, Folden was arrested after giving a fake name to police investigating a report of a fight.

He also ran away from officers, but was located a short time later.

“I just want to change my ways in the past, move forward and make better decisions,” said Folden, who has been in custody since March 27.

Besides the jail sentence for assault, Judge Stephen Harrison handed him another 74 days for additional charges of obstruction, breach and failing to appear in court.

Folden was also placed on a one-year probation term, with an order barring him from having any contact with his mother except with the consent of his probation officer. (Kamloops This Week)

Tim Petruk, Kamloops This Week, The Canadian Press