A Henty Football Club offer of a bed in town for its star player Jarrah Maksymow has failed to get him out on bail over the alleged assault of a woman in her Springdale Heights home.
A magistrate warned Maksymow on Tuesday that he couldn’t be released given he faced a long stint in jail if convicted.
Imad Abdul-Karim was also greatly concerned by the danger Maksymow posed to the alleged victim, as well as the wider community.
A jail term was highly likely, Mr Abdul-Karim told the 26-year-old in Albury Local Court, because the strength of the Crown case against him was “a substantial one”.
Prosecutor Sergeant Erica Mulligan, in opposing bail for Maksymow, said that charge had now been withdrawn, but had been replaced by another substantive charge of enter with intent to commit a serious indictable offence.
Maksymow was arrested at a Wodonga home on September 10 less than 48 hours after fleeing at half-time in the Hume league semi-final at Walbundrie.
He appeared nervous on Tuesday when he appeared via a video link from Junee jail, wiping the palms of his hands on the front of his prison greens windcheater several times.
His only comment was a “yes, your honour” when Mr Abdul-Karim asked if he could hear what was being said in court.
Crucial in the determination of bail was finding out whether the latest allegations against Maksymow constituted a breach of a 14-month intensive corrections imposed in late June.
The court initially was told that the NSW Parole Board had reviewed Maksymow’s charges and had cautioned him.
But Sergeant Mulligan drew issue with this, demanding documentary evidence be provided.
The matter was briefly adjourned while defence solicitor Nico Rump checked with NSW Community Corrections, who confirmed any possible breach would be considered by the board at a hearing of Maksymow’s matter on October 3.
Mr Rump said that aside from the latest allegations, Maksymow had been “otherwise compliant” with his intensive corrections order and “doing really well”.
But Sergeant Mulligan said Maksymow had not been compliant in that “he’s committed further offences”.
She said the likelihood of jail, emphasised by him breaching an apprehended violence order by an act of violence and his “long history of violence”, meant there was a disincentive for Maksymow to appear on bail.
Maksymow, who has not entered any pleas, is also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, contravening an AVO, stalk or intimidate and unlicensed driving.
He was further remanded in custody to appear via a video link on November 20.
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