An arrest warrant has been issued for a former top Border footballer who bashed his ex-partner in front of their young son.
Jarrah Michael Maksymow tried to slam the woman’s head into a kitchen bench.
“The accused has grabbed the victim by her face,” police told magistrate Tony Murray, “squeezing hard, which resulted in a small cut inside her mouth and bruising to her face.” At one point, Maksymow approached mother and child after they retreated to the couch. He stepped over her and pushed her down onto the couch while yelling at her and “as he was doing this he has placed his fist over her throat, pushing hard” and leaving her struggling to breathe.
Maksymow, 25, failed to front Albury Local Court this week on charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault and destroy or damage property. He was convicted in his absence.
The ex-North Albury, Murray Magpies and Culcairn player was also supposed to appear with respect to an apprehended violence order taken out against him by his former partner. The court was told Maksymow, who now plays for Bacchus Marsh, lived in the Melbourne suburb of Maddingley.
He was back on the Border as recently as July 29 for the Hoppers’ 80-year reunion.
The court heard Maksymow visited his ex-partner’s Lavington home on June 14 to see his son and give him a dog. The victim allowed Maksymow to stay on the couch but about 7.45am the next day, the pair got into an argument as a result of a message to her from his sister.
When the woman saw her son crying over being attacked, she picked him up – but Maksymow tried to grab him from her grasp. Maksymow also smashed a plastic laundry basket, then held the sharpened ends towards the victim.