A Terang man bashed a real estate agent and assaulted a police officer after he was told to vacate his rental property, a court was told.
Seven Logan Hunter, 40, of Shadforth Street, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool County Court to aggravated burglary, two counts of making a threat to kill, intentionally causing injury, unlawful assault, carrying a controlled weapon and assaulting an emergency services worker on duty.
The court heard Hunter suffered post traumatic stress disorder and alcoholism following significant childhood trauma, which cannot be published.
Crown prosecutor Craig McConaghy said on August 1 last year, Hunter received a notice from Warrnambool's Homeseeka Real Estate to vacate a rental property.
Hunter contacted the business by telephone about 2pm on August 7 and was advised to vacate the property as the owners wished to sell.
Hunter told the real estate agent he was going to come down and beat him.
At 3.15pm he attended the Kepler Street office and walked directly into a room where the male victim was working. He verbally abused the victim before pushing him against a wall and punching him repeatedly to the face and chest areas.
During the assault, Hunter said to the victim: "I told you I was coming to f----ing bash and kill you."
The prosecutor said two colleagues restrained the accused by grabbing his left arm and holding him in a head lock.
A third colleague entered the room and Hunter told him he was going to kill him.
Police attended the scene and Hunter was arrested and handcuffed. A knife was located in his pocket.
When placed in the back of a police van, Hunter attempted to kick the door and made contact with one of the female officers. She was not injured.
The real estate agent suffered bruising, swelling and soreness to his face. In a victim impact statement, he said he felt fear, anxiety and had trouble sleeping following the attack.
Lawyer Michael Reardon said at the time of the offending, Hunter was drinking up to six bottles of wine a day.
The crown prosecutor said considering Hunter's mental health, a jail sentence combined with a therapeutic corrections order would be an appropriate sentence.
Judge Michael O'Connell ordered the man undergo a corrections assessment and adjourned the matter until September 20.
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