A 26-year-old Warrnambool man will be jailed again, this time after choking a woman and damaging her property.
Dylan Kelly, previously of Allansford, Warrnambool and Hamilton, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court this week to violence offences and breaching a community corrections order.
On May 26 this year Kelly went to the woman's home despite her saying he was not welcome.
He spent the day there but later headbutted her, causing bruising and swelling.
He also put her in a headlock and choked the woman, but he released her before she lost consciousness, although she had a lot of trouble breathing.
Kelly returned two days later and despite being asked to leave, he came and went as he liked.
He became aggressive and threw a large volcanic rock at the woman, narrowly missing her head but it smashed a television.
The woman believed Kelly was trying to kill her.
Kelly also punched a man who asked that he leave after throwing the rock through the television.
He also threatened to kill his children and threw other rocks through windows.
Kelly also smashed a window and mirror and when police were called he was found hiding in a top bunk bed.
Kelly said he had used drugs but he didn't remember much of the offending.
Kelly had already spent 67 days in custody before this week's plea hearing.
Lawyer Belinda Northey said her client had been in a cycle of going to prison, coming out and starting community corrections orders and then breaching those orders by further offending and going back to jail.
She said the only question was how long her client would be sentenced to serve in prison after his latest serious offending.
Ms Northey said Kelly was involved in a car accident while drink driving in 2013, he suffered an acquired brain injury, became addicted to opioids and then methamphetamine which led to further offending.
Magistrate Mark Stratmann is yet to read a raft of reports and Kelly will be sentenced on September 3.
Have you signed up to The Standard's daily newsletter and breaking news emails? You can register below and make sure you are up to date with everything that's happening in the south-west.