Colac man's violent family acts aired in court

A COLAC man who assaulted his partner has been given a 12-month community corrections order.

Gregory Davidson, 46, of Murphy Street, was sentenced in Warrnambool Magistrates Court this week after he pleaded guilty to charges including unlawful assault, intentionally cause injury, make a threat to kill, theft from a shop and two charges of contravening a family violence order.

The court heard Davidson and the victim had been in a de facto relationship for six to eight weeks and had known each other for two years.

On December 1 last year the woman went for a walk with her son at 9pm and when she returned Davidson grabbed her by the throat.

He threw her on the couch and punched her to the mouth.

Davidson went to a bedroom and the woman followed to try to calm him down.

Davidson punched her  again and punched a hole in the bedroom door.

The police prosecution said the woman’s son came to the room to see if everything was all right.

Davidson walked out of the room and reached for a large kitchen knife.

He threatened the son and said he was dead and the woman stepped in between the two, before Davidson stabbed the wall.

On January 7 about 12.30pm Davidson went into Priceline Warrnambool and stole three bottles of perfume. The incident was captured on CCTV footage.

Magistrate Peter Mellas convicted Davidson and placed him on a 12-month community corrections order with conditions that he complete 50 hours of community work, undergo treatment for alcohol problems, any mental health issues identified, anger management or men’s behaviour change programs.


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