Bail after violent assaults
AN ECHUCA man who assaulted his former partner, forcing her into his car during an ice-fuelled rage before attacking police has spent less than six weeks in custody.
The 30-year-old man was released on bail when he appeared in Echuca Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
He has previously pleaded guilty to unlawful assault, false imprisonment, persistently breaching a family violence intervention order, committing an indictable offence while on bail and three counts of assaulting police.
Police allege the man and the woman were at an Echuca hotel on September 11, in contravention of a family violence intervention order, where he started harassing her.
He then slapped her before throwing her to the ground and pulling her by the hair to his car, forcing her inside against her will and driving off.
He was arrested at the woman’s house and during a remand hearing, he became enraged, lashing out at police.
When police tried to handcuff him, the man kicked one and attempted to bite two others on the arm.
During his last appearance in September, duty lawyer Greg Johnston asked magistrate Sarah Leighfield to release his client into the care of his mother so he could get the help he needed.
On Tuesday, Mr Johnston said a justice plan had been provided, NDIS supports and an intervention order put in place and an appointment had been made for the man to see a doctor.
Ms Leighfield bailed him to his mother’s house in Mildura on the condition he not enter Echuca, except for court, report to police twice a week and not consume alcohol or drugs.
Still awaiting a report from Corrections Victoria, she set a sentencing date for November 20.