Jarrod Scott Heather put his hands around his partner's neck and lifted her up and down three times before threatening "I'm gonna f---in' kill you, get out of my house".
The unemployed North Albury man's violent behaviour horrified Albury Local Court magistrate Imad Abdul-Karim.
"This is a serious form of assault, the fact he was able to lift her whole weight," he said.
"If you had a record and, in particular, a record of violence you would be looking at jail."
Mr Abdul-Karim said the assault was "well above the mid-range" of criminality.
"You should be under no misapprehension about the seriousness of your offending."
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Defence solicitor Jane Murray said Heather and his partner had been arguing before the incident took place and that she hit him, though this did not negate her client's offending.
Heather pleaded guilty this week to domestic violence-related charges of common assault and stalk or intimidate over the incident that happened on May 18.
He and the victim had been in a relationship for six years at the time of the assault.
The woman went to Heather's Union Road home about 10am so their children could go to Auskick with their father.
Police said the victim found a pair of women's sunglasses that weren't her's so she began yelling at Heather.
She then walked around the house and into the laundry to see if she could find any more items "that would prove to her that (Heather) was a liar".
Heather assaulted her in the laundry, though she was not injured.
"The victim felt scared after being assaulted and sought refuge at another location (in order) to leave the accused," police said.
Heather went to Albury police station four days later and was promptly arrested.
Mr Abdul-Karim placed Heather on an 18-month community corrections order.
One of the conditions of the order is that he must undertake courses addressing domestic violence as required.
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