A homeless man who stalked a woman working at the Albury railway station has been kept in jail to give him time to make plans for securing accommodation when he gets out.
Magistrate Rodney Brender said on Friday there was no point in releasing Dean Roy Wilson immediately.
He said to do so meant Wilson - who left the woman terrified - would simply wander the streets again and re-offend.
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Wilson has been in Junee jail bail refused since his arrest on April 25.
He appeared in the court dock to face three sets of charges, including one sequence that featured the theft of two pot plants.
Defence lawyer Angus Lingham said Wilson, who turned 50 on Wednesday, was on parole at the time of the offences.
His balance of parole expired though while he was in custody, on June 14.
He was due to fight one of the charges of stalk or intimidate on Friday, but the hearing was abandoned when he changed his plea to guilty.
The court was told the victim of this matter, a senior customer attendant, was in the station's travel centre office on April 1 about 6.30pm when she heard several loud noises coming from outside.
She stepped out to see Wilson and three other men in the waiting room.
Wilson had an open cask of wine, as did one of the other men.
The victim asked them to leave because of the alcohol, to which Wilson replied: "I'm not leaving, make me."
Later that evening, she again saw Wilson and the other man who had the wine.
Wilson yelled out: "Slut, I'm going to bash you."
He followed the woman, who locked herself in the office.
Wilson then banged on the glass door, terrifying the victim as she thought he was "coming to get her".
Early on Anzac Day, Wilson was seen in Dean Street swearing and yelling abuse at "no one in particular" as he passed servicemen and women.
He looked at a Fire and Rescue NSW officer, who was readying to march, and yelled "f--- you".
At one point he picked up a street barrier and threw it to the ground.
After his arrest he was taken to Albury police station, where he ripped open a mattress cover in his cell.
Mr Brender ordered he pay $100 compensation to the NSW Police Service on this charge of destroy or damage property.
Wilson was sentenced to 12 months' jail with a non-parole period of six months.
That means he will be released from jail on October 24.