'I'll find you and bash you:' Stalker sends threats to Ex
A YOUNG man threatened to put his ex-partner in intensive care and bash her in her sleep over a series of abusive messages.
These messages were after she had moved, with their child, more than 500 kilometres away from the Nanango man following a frightening encounter.
On February 9, the 20-year-old man had slapped her across the face, forcing her to fall back on the lounge chair during an argument.
He grabbed her by the face to pull her off the couch, and then caused her to fall to the ground.
Magistrate Louisa Pink said he went to the kitchen and soon returned pointing a large kitchen knife at the aggrieved.
"He said 'If you call the cops, I'll f------ kill you,'" she said.
This was a breach of a domestic violence order which prevented the man from being within 50 metres of the aggrieved and was not permitted to make any attempt to contact her.
This court order did not stop him from also gaining a stalking charge after daily abusive messages, calls and videos from February 1 to March 5, 2019.
He pleaded guilty to 29 charges in Kingaroy Magistrate Court on Friday, June 14, and was sentenced on Monday, June 17.
Magistrate Pink said the woman had blocked multiple numbers to stop the threatening messages, before reporting to police on March 5.
"She told you to stop messaging her and to leave her alone," she said.
The woman received a text on March 4 which said one day she would 'see the front of his car coming for her.'
A minute later the next text came through.
"You'd want to better learn how to lock the window better," he said.
Later the same night more threats were sent via texts.
"I'm going to try my hardest to put you in intensive care," he said.
During March, the man also sent two videos to the aggrieved threatening to 'find her and bash her in her sleep.'
The Nanango man was also sentenced for several other charges including one evade police charge from February 5, five counts of disqualified driving and one dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
He was also charged with three beaches of domestic violence orders and one common assault.
He was also charged with three counts of possessing dangerous drugs, including being found with 2-3grams of pure methamphetamine and eight grams of Subutex.
Defence lawyer Mark Werner said the young man had a disadvantaged background, being left to care for his disabled father after they were abandoned by their mother when he was young.
"He has negatively been influenced by people and starting using meth at 14-years-old," he said.
The Nanango man was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in relation to the head-sentence of the stalking charge.
For the disqualified driving charges on December 22, 2018, and on February 5, 2019, the man was sentenced to nine months imprisonment.
For the disqualified driving charges, on March 6, 10 and 12, he was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.
For the pure methampetamine, he was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and four months for the possession of the Subutex.
The man was charged 12 months imprisonment on each of the evading police charges and dangerous operation of motor vehicle.
For the two breaches of the domestic violence order, the knife threat on February 9 and the video threats on March 6, the man received four months imprisonment.
He also received 14 days imprisonment for possession of the rifle.
The defendant's pre-sentence custody of 79 days was deemed as time already served.
The man will be eligible for parole on September 27, 2019.