A Terang man who robbed and assaulted another man while on a corrections order for drug trafficking has been ordered to spend more time in custody.
Brett Hull, 27, of Escort Street, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court earlier this month to aggravated burglary, unlawful assault, theft, dealing with property suspected to be proceeds of crime and recklessly causing injury.
On Monday he was jailed for nine months with 118 days already served in custody on remand.
The charges related to an incident on March 25 when Hull attended the victim's home in Terang's McKinnon Street, blamed him for a police raid at his house the previous day and then punched him to the face.
He returned to the property five days later and forced entry through the front door before demanding the victim's car keys.
When the victim refused, Hull struck him to the body and face numerous times, causing abrasions and bruising.
He then picked up a pencil case containing $650 cash and left.
At the time of the offending, Hull was on two corrections orders, one of which he was placed on in December 2019 for trafficking methamphetamine and hindering police.
He had not long been released from jail when he was caught in the back of a divisional van attempting to conceal 19 grams of methamphetamine in his anus.
In an earlier court hearing, lawyer Ian Pugh said the COVID-19 crisis had shut down a number of services that Hull would otherwise had access to through the corrections order.
He said Hull's drug use was the main reason for his re-offending, adding that his client "desperately" needed to attend a residential rehabilitation facility.
"But he is in the wrong postcode," Mr Pugh said.
"There is no long-term drug rehabilitation facility in our community."
Hull told the court he was "crying for help to beat my drug use".
He is expected to be released from jail in late December.
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