A 26-year-old Warrnambool man accused of repeated family violence and the attempted strangulation of a woman has been remanded in custody.
Warrnambool police Acting Sergeant Jimmy Beaumont said the man was arrested at the woman's home in breach of a court order on Saturday morning after a terrifying few days.
He said the man was interviewed and charged with high-end family violence, causing damage and assaults.
The man appeared briefly in Warrnambool Magistrates Court Monday.
He did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody until June 25. He is expected to plead guilty to the charges on that day.
Police allege the man attended the woman's home in breach of a court order last Tuesday.
He threatened to punch her if she reported his visit to police.
They later argued and the man is accused of headbutting the woman, causing bruising and swelling.
He also placed his arm around her throat and put her in a headlock.
She was unable to breath and became dizzy but he released her before she lost consciousness.
In relation to that incident the man has been charged with recklessly causing injury, reckless conduct endangering serious injury and associated offences.
On Friday morning the woman woke up to find the man in her bedroom.
He was aggressive and accused her of lying to him.
The man is accused of throwing a large volcanic rock, weighing about two kilograms, at her which narrowly missed the woman's head when she ducked.
He also threatened to kill the woman's children, continually yell and smashed glass.
She reported the matters to the Warrnambool police on Friday.
Officers attended but were unable to locate the man.
But, the man returned to the woman's home about 10am on Saturday morning when he was soon after arrested, interviewed, charged and remanded in custody.
If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECTon 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au.
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