Port Fairy man's bail extended after court case adjournment

A PORT Fairy man alleged to have terrorised his partner and smeared blood on a police officer has had his cases adjourned for a week.

Billy-Jo Heard, 35, previously of Elizabeth Street, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court again yesterday.

He has been charged with causing criminal damage, recklessly placing a person in danger of serious injury, unlawful assault, assaulting, resisting and threatening a police officer, possessing cannabis, trespass and committing an indictable offence while on bail. 

On Monday magistrate John Lesser granted bail for Mr Heard to see a liver specialist, with the condition he return to court yesterday.

Solicitor Xavier Farrelly said yesterday Mr Heard was not released from police custody until after 4pm so he could not make his 3pm doctor’s appointment and that visit had now been rescheduled.

He said Mr Heard had a suspended jail sentence hanging over his head but his client had indicated he would plead guilty to some of the charges while he requested a contest mention hearing on others.

The charges were adjourned for a further hearing next Monday and Mr Heard’s bail was extended until then.

His bail conditions include reporting to police, a curfew, intervention order, a ban on using alcohol or drugs and Mr Heard now living with his mother in Wanstead Street, Warrnambool. 

Magistrate Ron Saines warned Mr Heard that if he breached any of the bail conditions or failed to attend court his bail would be revoked.

Police said on June 7 Mr Heard was arguing with his partner at their Port Fairy home before he stormed out of the house and threw a concrete ornament through a window. 

On August 4 the couple had another argument, this time over tobacco. It’s alleged Mr Heard punched a hole in a wall and used a child’s scooter to crack the windshield of the victim’s car.

While at the Warrnambool police station cells, Mr Heard is alleged to have kicked a police officer in the leg and smeared the officer with blood from a cut on his hands.