MORE charges of domestic violence and breaching an intervention order have put a Warrnambool man behind bars for the next 70 days.
Jayden McIntyre, 32, of Saywell Court, will have to serve the jail time before spending nine months on parole after pleading guilty to recklessly causing injury, breaching an intervention order, theft and breaching a suspended jail sentence.
A 56-day suspended jail sentence was imposed in April this year for recklessly causing injury and breaching an intervention order.
Police told the court that on June 24 the victim and the accused, who had been in a dysfunctional relationship for four years, argued after drinking two bottles of vodka.
The dispute escalated and McIntyre allegedly held the woman down on a bed, repeatedly punching her to the face and head. Her injuries were so severe she was unable to see out of her left eye.
When interviewed by police McIntyre said the victim had tried to assault him with a meat cleaver.
The accused is also alleged to have had a telephone conversation with the victim, after which he went to her home, despite an intervention order preventing contact.
Police said an argument again escalated and McIntyre pushed the woman against a stove, causing significant bruising.
The court heard that McIntyre, who has 22 pages of prior convictions, also stole an adult magazine from a newsagent on June 3 and was prevented by the store owner from leaving until police arrived.
Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt said there had to be a significant penalty for the offending but McIntyre would be out of prison by about Christmas.
He noted that McIntyre’s general condition had improved while he was in prison away from alcohol and illicit drugs. He said McIntyre would also receive support during his coming nine-month parole period.