A Wollar man charged with a domestic incident while on parole for just three weeks, was sentenced via Audio Visual Link (AVL) from jail after being refused bail for the two months since the matter.
Daniel Thomson, aged 29, of Mogo Road, Wollar, was sentenced to a 30-month Community Corrections Order, for the charges 'Stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm (domestic)' and 'Common assault (domestic)', in Mudgee Local Court last Wednesday.
At about 9.30am on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, the victim parked outside the Mudgee Police Station and ran inside, her distressed state making it difficult to speak. Around 7am that morning, Thomson woke and began yelling at the victim, knocking over items, and acting in a way that made her feel fear for her wellbeing.
During the incident, Thomson lunged at the victim - like he was going to headbutt her - and got within such a proximity that she felt a rush of air between them, this also constituted a charge of assault. The pair later left the house and began travelling into Mudgee, during the trip he began yelling at her again before she stopped at the police station and reported the matter.
Thomson was on parole at the time and had only been out of prison for around three weeks. He served another two months in custody having been refused bail prior to sentencing.
Upon reading the Statement of Agreed Facts submitted to the court, Magistrate David Day questioned, "why was he is such a bad mood?" His legal-aid solicitor Monica Wilson said that it was "a strained relationship" and he "concedes that this would've caused fear", her client's drug history was also noted as a factor.
Magistrate Day noted, "he's certainly spent quite a bit of time in the last seven years in prison", also that it was the defendant's fourth domestic incident. And cited the description in the facts to demonstrate that this was close to happening again.
"He can feel the air rush between the Community Corrections Order and the prison door today," he said.
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