'You're dead' - Footballer accused of threatening, assaulting girlfriend

North Albury star Jarrah Maksymow gathers the ball in a match against Wangaratta Rovers last season.
North Albury star Jarrah Maksymow gathers the ball in a match against Wangaratta Rovers last season.

NORTH Albury footballer Jarrah Maksymow is in jail with a series of assault and intimidation charges pending against him.

Maksymow has been in custody since December 23 when he was refused bail by magistrate Tony Murray on seven charges after several alleged incidents involving his de facto partner.

He is accused of four counts of assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of intimidation.

One of the intimidation charges relates to a death threat made to his partner at The Bended Elbow in Albury in the early hours of December 22.

She had been hiding inside the venue when Maksymow approached security staff.

He saw her when she looked around a corner from inside, pointed in her direction and said: “You’re dead.”

Security staff escorted the woman to the police station where she made a statement alleging a series of offences.

Maksymow, 21, of Lavington, was arrested at his home about 4.30am and declined to be interviewed.

He appeared in Albury Local Court yesterday through a video-link from Junee jail.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and the case has been listed for hearing on February 12.

The allegations against Maksymow were outlined in police facts tendered at the bail application before Mr Murray.

He was told that Maksymow has been in a relationship for seven months with his partner and they had lived together for two months.

They argued on December 20 and he assaulted her by pushing her, grabbing her hair and forcing her head towards a bench.

She was pushed multiple times in the chest before Maksymow started headbutting and punching a bathroom door while continuing to shout abuse at her.

He allegedly pushed her face down into a couch and smashed a mirror on the back of her head.

The victim was pushed into a wall before she managed to escape and was taken by Maksymow’s mother to her home in Iluka Crescent, Lavington.

When Maksymow arrived there, his partner ran outside and down the street, but he chased and caught her.

She began screaming, he grabbed her throat and pushed her to the ground, covering her mouth.

The victim managed to stand up, Maksymow’s mother arrived in a car and drove off with her.

She suffered abrasions to her right wrist and left shoulder.

Mr Murray has continued an interim apprehended violence order taken out by police on behalf of the victim.