A Warrnambool man with a range of issues, who has been charged with four counts of making threats to kill, has been remanded in custody.
Andrew Hanlon, 34, of Gladstone Street, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Thursday, did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody until December 20.
Lawyer Jack Rabl said his client would not be applying for bail but suffered from a number of complex issues, including an intellectual disability, schizophrenia and drug induced psychosis.
He said court imposed orders had been put in place and the situation would be much clearer after a short adjournment.
“He’s extremely distressed about his behaviour. He said he needs to be locked up in custody,” he said.
“In a couple of weeks Mr Hanlon will be in a position to apply for bail or finalise these matters,” he said.
Magistrate Franz Holzer said the short adjournment until December 20 would allow Mr Hanlon to draw breath and his position should become clearer at the next hearing.
Mr Hanlon told the magistrate he wanted to go to jail, specifically Port Phillip Prison.
“I would rather get locked up today,” he said.
In a separate case, accused Warrnambool man Jason Beasley, 34, of no fixed address, was also remanded in custody until December 17 charged with six counts of breaching court orders.
He was already awaiting a community corrections order assessment for breaching court imposed orders, but failed to attend an appointment.
That case had been adjourned for sentencing on January 16 but Mr Beasley has now been charged with similar offending.
Mr Holzer said Mr Beasley had not shown compelling reasons to be granted bail.