A Morton man was refused bail after he allegedly breached conditions on an apprehended violence order (AVO) on Wednesday evening.
Mark Anthony McDermott was escorted by corrective services staff to the dock of Milton Local Court on Thursday, July 12 to face multiple charges of contravening an AVO and stalk and intimidate offences.
Police prosecutor sergeant Richard Novatin opposed bail on the grounds of concerns “primarily in relation to the safety of the victim”.
Before deciding whether McDermott would be bailed, Magistrate Gabriel Fleming said he had 14 charges in total and “the nature of these offences” were “very serious”.
Magistrate Fleming said there was a “strong” prosecution case, but “things can change at a hearing”.
She was concerned about words McDermott said to a police officer at 6.30pm the night he was arrested.
“It’s alleged, you said if you go to jail you would kill the victim,” Magistrate Fleming said.
“In my view there continues to be a risk to the safety of the victim.”
McDermott pleaded not guilty through his defence counsel and will next appear via audio-visual link (AVL) in Nowra Local Court on Friday, July 20.