A Kirkstall man remanded in custody charged with allegedly breaching court orders scratched the words 'help me' into the police station cell walls.
The 47-year-old man, who cannot be named because that could identify the victim, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday charged with offences.
He was arrested on Friday night after a victim allegedly ran to a south-west hotel and told the publican that the accused man had threatened her.
A family violence intervention order prohibits the man from contacting or associating with the victim, the court heard.
The man was remanded in the Warrnambool police station cells, where he scratched the words 'help me' into a wall.
He pleaded guilty to damaging the cells and was jailed for the one day he spent in custody.
Lawyer Belinda Northey said the victim would not make a statement to police and that the evidence against her client was "hearsay in the absence of a statement".
The man was released on bail and will appear in court again in relation to the breaching of order offences in March next year.
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