Warrant issued for ice user

A GLENROY man, described as a heavy user of methamphetamine, yesterday had warrants issued on three charges stemming from a dispute with his teenage girlfriend.

Christopher Richard Willis failed to attend Albury Local Court on charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, intimidation, possessing equipment for administering a prohibited drug and being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence.

Magistrate Megan Greenwood convicted Willis, 37, and issued warrants on the assault and intimidation charges.

An arrest warrant was issued on the charge of being armed with intent and Willis was fined $440 for the drug equipment with Ms Greenwood ordering the destruction of a pipe used to smoke ice.

A 12-month apprehended violence order was imposed for the victim’s protection.

The court was told in tendered police facts that Willis and his girlfriend, 16, had been in a relationship for about a year and lived together.

Both were heavy users of ice and they argued about 3am on December 30.

Willis became angry, threw cups and a knife at a wall and told his partner she was a junkie.

She was woken by Willis a few hours later, they argued and she approached him saying she intended having a shower.

Willis grabbed a knife which was near a wall and held it about 15 centimetres from her chest.

When she walked past him, he said: “Don’t think I won’t stab this in your back.”

She later went back to sleep and was woken when Willis arrived home about 3pm by him slamming doors, pushing a television over and throwing glasses.

He said he had been unable to get any drugs and had no money.

It was about 7pm that Willis told his girlfriend to clean up the house.

They argued and Willis left, but the woman rang him and said she would smash up the house if he did not come home immediately.

She waited 15 to 20 minutes, got a bar and smashed all but two windows in the house before leaving.

Willis found her at a bus stop, pulled her to the ground by the hair and punched her to the right eye causing swelling and blurred vision.

She escaped back to the house, Willis threatened to kill her and the woman rang police from a neighbour’s residence.

Police arrived at the residence, found the ice pipe belonging to Willis and arrested him.