Two men were sentenced in Mudgee Local Court last Wednesday, for separate incidents of breaching Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs).
Gregory Riley of King Street, Mudgee, was convicted and placed on a two-year Conditional Release Order.
The ADVO - in place since January 2019, following an incident - contained a condition that the 28-year-old not approach the Person In Need Of Protection (PINOP) within 12 hours of consuming alcohol.
At about 12.40am on Sunday, December 8, the pair were seen arguing at a Mudgee pub, after Riley had been drinking prior. As police were conducting a walk-through of the location he was brought to their attention by other patrons.
Officers knew that the ADVO was in place and when questioned, Riley admitted that he was aware of the condition he was breaching.
In court, Magistrate David Day told the defendant, "the reason why you were arrested for a low-level breach is because you have a history of high-level breaches, involving the same [PINOP] and alcohol".
Christopher Ian Anderson of Wyoming Road, Stubbo, was placed on a 12-month Community Corrections Order.
The provisional ADVO was put in place at the beginning of December 2019. It was then brought to Mudgee Local Court on Wednesday, December 18, and while outside he confronted the PINOP.
The 35-year-old made a number of threats against a person he believed the PINOP was having an affair with. Including one that implied he anticipated a lengthy prison sentence if he carried it out.
Magistrate Day asked Anderson - who represented himself - "is your attitude that you don't care? Because in the police facts submitted to the court, you told the victim that you don't care if you go to jail."
"It sounds like it's something you've considered."
- If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) for advice or support, this free, confidential service is open 24/7. In an emergency, call the police on 000, all incidents of violence should be reported. For urgent support call Lifeline 13 11 14.