A Warrnambool man who has already served three months in jail for harassing an ex-girlfriend is now back in custody for similar offending involving the same victim.
The 27-year-old, who cannot be named because that could identify the victim, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court where he made an unsuccessful, self-represented bail application.
Magistrate Mark Stratmann said the man failed to show compelling reasons why he should be released on bail and remanded him in custody until August 27.
The court heard an intervention order was put in place during February to protect the victim but the accused persistently breached the order.
That led to criminal charges and he was jailed for three months with a 12-month community corrections order also imposed to help address the man's issues.
But in July he was alleged to have sent hundreds of text and voice messages to the woman and images threatening self-harm.
He is accused of holding the blade of a knife to his throat and causing lacerations on his arms.
A police officer alleged the man sent multiple text messages to the victim which included accusations of her moving on from the relationship, suggestions that he was keeping her under surveillance and messages of a pleading nature.
The officer said the woman was afraid and anxious, had moved from her home and made alternate family arrangements to protect herself and her family.
He said the man was an unacceptable risk of continuing to cause fear and emotional trauma to the victim.
The accused man was arrested last Tuesday.
He told the court he "blacked out" and had woken up with no idea where he was.
The court heard he was withdrawing from cannabis.
In an unrelated incident, a 26-year-old Warrnambool/Grovedale woman was arrested on Monday after she refused to follow police directions after a family violence incident.
The woman pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Tuesday to unlawful assault, contravening a family violence safety notice and two counts of resisting police.
She was placed on a good behaviour bond until November 2020 and ordered to pay a $500 fine.
The charges related to an incident when the woman threatened to slit her brother's throat and kick his head in.
She was charged with those offences and police took her to the family home to collect personal items.
She threw her police paperwork and a disk, refused to pack a bag to leave, refused to leave a bedroom and said she would immediately return to the address and stay the night.
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