A MAN has been jailed for threatening to fire bomb a house and assaulting a woman holding a two-week-old baby.
Warwick Maxwell Toomey, 42, faced charges of common assault, stalking and intimidating and contravening the restrictions of an apprehended violence order when he appeared in Dubbo Local Court via video link from the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre in Sydney.
Magistrate Andrew Eckhold said the offences had been very serious.
“You were initially dealt with by circle (sentencing) and were placed on a three-year bond for assault,” the magistrate said.
“You have had extensive drug issues over a long period of time.
“Your background is tragic – your parents had issues with alcohol and you developed a physical addiction.
“You went to rehabilitation but left (a drug and alcohol centre) after three months and started using drugs again.
“In some ways it is a miracle that you are still alive.”
Magistrate Eckhold revoked the good behaviour bond previously imposed by the court and sentenced Toomey to 14 months jail, to date from January 15 this year. An eight-month non-parole period was imposed.
Toomey was jailed for 12 months for stalking and intimidating. A four-month non-parole period was set.
Toomey was placed on a two-year good behaviour for contravening the apprehended violence order.
Magistrate Eckhold made a finding of special circumstances due to Toomey’s need for drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
“You are to be directed to full-time rehabilitation upon your release from jail,” the magistrate said.
“The bond is to supervised by Community Corrections.”
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