A Terang man accused of stabbing an associate to the face outside a milk bar told police he owed the victim drug money.
Justin Hull, 23, of Escourt Street, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday where he made a self-represented bail application.
He faces charges of intentionally or recklessly causing injury. Mr Hull told the court he was released from jail in April and had commenced full time work as a truck driver.
He said the allegations were a "load of sh**", that he was no longer using drugs and was living with his mother, who he supported financially.
Magistrate Mark Stratmann said Mr Hull failed to show compelling reasons why he should be released on bail and remanded him in custody until August 9 for a contest mention hearing.
Warrnambool police Senior Constable Greg Kew said on June 15 Mr Hull and the victim had a text message conversation about money.
He said the victim told Mr Hull he would "come for a visit".
Then on Sunday the pair attended a milk bar in Terang's High Street about 8.30am. The victim said Mr Hull appeared to be drug affected and told him he would stab him.
Police allege an altercation then occurred outside the milk bar which the accused grabbed the victim by the throat before punching him to the face with a six-centimetre long blade.
The victim suffered a puncture wound to his lip, which required stitches.
Senior Constable Kew said police later searched the accused's vehicle at Noorat. Officers located a glass ice pipe and an internal car lock with a sharp blade.
The item was shown to the victim who confirmed it was the weapon used during the altercation.
Mr Hull allegedly told police the victim had threatened to harm his mother over a drug debt.
The court heard Mr Hull's criminal history included six assault-related offences and a number of stints of jail, one of which was in relation to drug trafficking.
In a separate incident, a Hamilton woman was refused bail after breaching an intervention order late last week, which also broke her bail conditions.
In a self-represented bail application, Hayley Johnson, 24, said she "couldn't be there (custody) any longer" because it was bad for her mental health.
But magistrate Mark Stratmann said Ms Johnson failed to show exceptional circumstances why she should be released on bail and remanded her in custody until July 3.
Police allege Ms Johnson attended a Hamilton home from which she was banned on Thursday night and engaged in a verbal argument.
The woman was already on bail for similar offending alleged to have been committed in May.
Back then she went to the home, allegedly caused damage by kicking a hole in a wall and threatening to get friends to bash a man.
She also contravened her bail conditions by failing to report to the police on four occasions between May 27 and June 14.
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