A MAN who punched holes in the wall of a house and intimidated its occupants, which included children, has been sentenced to 14 months' imprisonment, to be served as an intensive corrections order within the community.
Daryl Edward Wilson, 49, of Ophir Road, Rock Forest, appeared in Bathurst Local Court before magistrate Cate Follent, who described his behaviour as "reprehensible and will not be tolerated."
Wilson's solicitor conceded to the court the matters before her honour were extremely serious in terms of domestic violence.
Police facts tendered to the court told how the victim in the matter and Wilson had an argument on November 20 last year about him misplacing his mobile phone.
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Wilson accused the victim of taking the phone, which she denied. The victim left but later returned and Wilson continued to ask where his phone was.
He was asked to leave as he was becoming very agitated, according to the police facts.
At 4.40am the next morning, when the victim was home in her bed, Wilson appeared out the front and started banging on the fibro wall, yelling: "Give me my phone, [expletive]."
The victim ran to the back door, locked it so Wilson couldn't get in and got the two children who were in the house together while she called police, according to the police facts.
The victim told police she was scared for her safety as Wilson was getting more aggressive, bashing on the door and yelling.
Police arrived, confronted Wilson out the front of the house and advised him he was being recorded by their body-worn video.
Police saw several holes in the external fibro wall and, while speaking with Wilson, asked him why he had blood on his hands. He told them he had punched the wall, according to the police facts.
Wilson was arrested and placed in the back of the police truck.
Police said he smelled of alcohol, was slurring his words and was unsteady on his feet.
The victim told officers she was fearful because of Wilson's aggressiveness.
Wilson caused a total of five holes in the external wall of the house and was subsequently charged, according to the police facts.
In addition to the malicious damage and intimidation offences, Wilson was convicted for breaching an AVO and possession of a prohibited substance, relating to an incident on November 22.
Ms Follent sentenced Wilson to 14 months' imprisonment to be served by way of an intensive corrections order.
The terms of that order were that Wilson attend residential rehabilitation or receive treatment for his alcohol issues and report to Bathurst community corrections within 48 hours.