A West Albury man began threatening and stalking his “on-again, off-again” partner’s new man because he had become “upset” over how he reckoned he was treating the woman.
Scott Edward Freyer admitted he sent the victim text messages, but denied he was behind the wheel of his mother’s car when the vehicle once traveled slowly past the man’s house.
“Why can’t ya be a man an (sic) message me back?,” Freyer said in one text to the victim.
“True gutless dog. You like them young hey, like feeding them drugs to f … them up. Hey, you wait.”
This was of a series of texts Freyer sent to the victim on December 14, beginning with one at 7.55am in which he said: “Yesterday was a warning, next time I’ll just came straight at ya.”
Freyer, 24, of Waratah Crescent, has pleaded guilty to stalk and intimidate and to using a carriage service to menace, harass or offend.
Police told Albury Local Court the unemployed man lived with his children and his mother.
He had been co-operative with police during the investigation “and shows remorse for his actions”.
The victim, police said, was in a relationship with Freyer’s former partner for about two months up until about six weeks before the stalking began.
Freyer and the victim did not know each.
The victim received five messages from Freyer by 8.19am.
Two days later, on December 16, the victim had a silver Commodore drive, with a distinctive dint in one of the panels, slowly past his home just before 10.30am.
Just over five minutes later he received another text.
This one read: “Ha Ha … I know where you live. I’ll be coming for you later.”
Frightened for the woman’s safety – and for his 12-year-old daughter, who also lived at the house – the victim showed the message to police.
Police went to Freyer’s home at 8pm. He admitted to the messages, but claimed it was a friend who had driven his mother’s car that day.
Mr Brender ordered a sentence assessment report for Freyer.
He then adjourned the case for sentencing on February 15.
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