AN unemployed chef who helped to conceal an assault involving a replica pistol has edged closer to a jail term.
Dillon Moffitt has been given frequent chances to complete the community work he received following the attack in central Albury in December 2016.
He was with a group of people who targeted the victim on the corner of David and Swift streets.
The fake firearm was pointed at the victim and he was smashed in the temple, with his phone stolen.
Albury Local Court on Monday heard Moffitt had an “absolute lack of motivation” to complete the order and often forgot to attend.
“There’s been a lot going on your honour … a lot going on,” he told magistrate Rodney Brender.
“I don’t believe I belong in custody.”
Moffitt told the court he was smoking marijuana and a corrections officer said she believed he had no intention of completing the work hours.
“It’s about him stepping up and taking control,” she said, which the officer said it appeared he was reluctant to do.
He has failed to show up 22 times and has only completed 18 hours of the 225 hours required.
Moffitt said he'd been through a relationship break-up and was looking for a place to live.
The magistrate on Monday placed him on the “most intrusive” sentence he could had down, other than jail.
But Mr Brender warned Moffitt that he could still be sent to prison if he failed to complete the intensive corrections order.