Two police cases against a Wangaratta man could be resolved without the need to call a large number of witnesses to his alleged offending.
David James Johnson is charged over a string of bizarre incidents, including a stand-off in a dam, hiding up a tree, and stalking.
Multiple people reported seeing him walking on the outskirts of Wangaratta in the early hours of October 29 last year and trespassing on properties.
He is also accused of a separate stalking matter the previous month which involved him climbing roofs, entering homes, and climbing an embankment at Merriwa Park in an apparent attempt to find his ex-partner.
He allegedly graffitied a door and constantly stalked a friend, and went to multiple random hotels and homes to find his ex.
Johnson, 40, has made limited admissions in some of the offending, including going onto properties without permission, but denies even being in the area other alleged incidents occurred.
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Lawyer Anthony Coote told the Wangaratta Magistrates Court this week that "most of it would appear to be in dispute".
Magistrate Peter Dunn said nine police officers and 20 members of the public would be called to give evidence in April, but the accused man considered his options.
"What sort of sentence would I be looking at if I plead now?" Johnson asked.
He queried if it would be better to have the matters dealt with rather than waiting.
Mr Dunn said a psychologist report would be needed.
"There's something going on here, in conjunction with the use of methamphetamine and other drugs," he said.
Mr Coote said he would make inquiries and the case could return before the two day hearing starting April 7.