A FORMER Warrnambool homeless man in a dysfunctional relationship who breached an intervention order by repeatedly contacting his partner has received another supervision order.
Leigh Ernest Anderton, 42, of Medina Court, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to three breaches of an intervention order and breaching his community corrections order (CCO) by reoffending.
Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt decided that due to a range of issues Anderton should be given another chance to abide by a CCO.
Police alleged that on December 16 last year Anderton’s partner went to court and took out a full intervention order which prohibited him having contact with her.
On January 5 this year Anderton sent a text message to the victim requesting drugs.
When interviewed by police Anderton said he might have sent the message but he didn’t think so.
On January 27 the victim received three telephone calls but she refused to answer after recognising the number as Anderton’s.
She answered a call from another number, recognised it was Anderton on the phone and handed the telephone to another man.
The other man answered numerous more phone calls from Anderton on the woman’s phone.
Police also found that Anderton was back living at the woman’s address in Fleetwood Court on April 17 after the couple had reconciled.
The court heard that the couple had previously taken out intervention orders against each other.
On June 18 Anderton was again arrested by police after a family violence incident.
While in the police cells he destroyed a cushion valued at $121.33.
Defence counsel Kiernan Celestina said that at the time of the last offence the intervention order had been modified so Anderton could live at Fleetwood Court.
He said his client had a history of mental health issues and had been homeless but his situation was now much better.
Anderton was convicted, fined $250, ordered to pay $121.33 compensation and placed on a 12-month CCO with conditions he do 75 hours’ community work and undertake assessment and treatment for alcohol use, mental health issues and do a men’s behaviour change program.