A NORTH Albury man who threatened to have another man bashed so badly he would be unrecognisable will reappear in Albury Local Court on October 15 for sentencing.
Robert Charles Michael pleaded guilty yesterday to charges of knowingly driving a vehicle in a menacing manner, dangerous driving, intimidation and failing to give details to the owner of damaged property.
Magistrate Megan Greenwood said it was appropriate to get a pre-sentence report on Michael, 46, of Kooba Street.
Michael was in a de facto relationship for six years until 2002 and numerous matters of domestic violence were reported to police.
His former partner married another man, but they separated and remain good friends.
Michael parked near his former partner’s unit in Griffith Road at Lavington about 12.04pm on June 18 after a dispute.
When she walked outside with her estranged husband, Michael tooted the hoon of his car eight times and beckoned them over.
He pointed at the man and said: “You’d better get yourself some mates, cos I’ve got plenty.”
“You’ve got 48 hours to get yourself some mates.
“I’ve seen plenty of my mates die and you’ll be going in the ground.”
Michael threatened to have the man bashed so badly he would not be recognised.
The victim and his former wife walked away as Michael spun his wheels backwards.
He spun the wheels forward causing smoke and turned sharply towards the victim who was crossing the road.
Michael’s car hit another vehicle and he continued driving towards the victim, who took a couple of steps and narrowly avoided being hit.
Officers arrested Michael on June 19 and when interviewed he denied any collision, saying he simply drove past.