DV: Bot­tle thrown and text abuse

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

SHOCK­ING text mes­sages were read out in Proser­pine Mag­is­trates Court on Mon­day as part of a har­row­ing tale of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

A 30-year-old Ju­bilee Pocket man sent the mes­sages to his part­ner be­tween March 21 to 24 and he was also charged as­sault­ing the woman be­tween Jan­uary 31 to March 1.

Po­lice prose­cu­tor Bern­hard Berger said dur­ing the pe­riod, the man was in­volved in an early morn­ing ar­gu­ment with his part­ner at a Ju­bilee Pocket ad­dress. At one point he “pushed her with his in­dex fin­ger in her face” and locked her out of the house. She then went for a run but the man got in his car and fol­lowed her down the road and yelled at her. At one point he stopped, got out of his car, and threw a glass bot­tle in her di­rec­tion.

Then on March 22 she ar­rived home and they had an ar­gu­ment over the air-con­di­tioner be­ing on. He left and she mes­saged him to “not come back ever”. This started a string of abu­sive text mes­sages from the man that in­cluded “hang your­self” and “test me c***”.

He was placed on 12 months pro­ba­tion with a good be­hav­iour bond of $1000 and fined $500.

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