A Warrnambool district man accused of dislocating a woman's elbow, stalking her and swerving at her in a car allegedly told police he "just snapped".
The 22-year-old man, who cannot be named because that would identify the vicitm, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court charged with serious family violence offending.
The court heard the man and his former partner were in an on-and-off again relationship for about 18 months.
The offending related to a number of alleged incidents dating back to February 2018.
In one incident, the man allegedly pushed the victim into the ground by her neck, punched her and threw an empty washing basket at her head.
In another incident, he allegedly held the victim by the throat and stomped on her arm, causing her elbow to dislocate and lose full mobility for about two months.
The court heard when the relationship ended, the man repeatedly stalked the woman.
He allegedly followed her in his car, swerving at her while she was driving between 15 and 20 times.
The court heard the victim was petrified of the man's extremely unpredictable behaviour.
In a police interview, the man allegedly told police that he "couldn't understand why he did these things" and that he "just snapped".
Magistrate Mark Stratmann said the offending was "family violence in its worst kind".
He said the risk of further offending could not be mitigated by stringent bail conditions and remanded the man in custody until April 9.
In an unrelated matter, a 24-year-old Hamilton man was remanded in custody charged with threats to kill, recklessly causing injury and driving in a matter dangerous.
The man is accused of abusive and controlling behaviour towards his former partner over a 12-month period.
The court heard he repeatedly hit the victim and told her to wear makeup and cover her bruises with clothing.
The victim did not report the offending for months because she was scared of the accused.
One one occasion, he allegedly held a steak knife to her throat and threatened to kill her in front of her two young children.
He then fled the property after conducting burn outs on her front lawn.
He was remanded in custody until April 9.
If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000.
Emma House is a Warrnambool-based not-for-profit service and can be contacted through 1800 EMMADV (1800 366238) or visit emmahouse.org.au/
Safe Steps for women after hours service is available through 188 015 188.
Brophy Family and Youth Services can be contacted on 1300 BROPHY or 03 5561 8888.
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