The victim of a Wodonga kidnapping was tied up to a stool with duct tape, engraved with a knife, punched and told he would be killed, the Wodonga Magistrates Court has heard.
Scott Coates, 23, and Lochlan Nixon-May, 18, allegedly committed a home invasion before taking the victim to a Castle Creek Road home where they detained and attacked him.
Coates has been bailed despite police concerns.
The Wodonga court on Wednesday heard the victim had been at a Wirilda Close home with others when they tried to buy marijuana from Coates on December 18.
When Coates and Nixon-May arrived about 8am, the court heard the victim had been due to pay but had fallen asleep, enraging Coates.
He allegedly started punching and kicking the man.
The victim was allegedly pushed into a chair, unable to stand for 10 minutes, before being further assaulted.
Coates allegedly took out a machete followed by further assaults and threats to others at the home before gaining access.
"Where is the rest of his s---, (the victim) has screwed me round," the 23-year-old allegedly said with demands made over several minutes.
It's alleged that the pair then took the victim from the scene, with blood running down his face, and drove him to the Castle Creek Road home.
If anyone was at the home, Coates allegedly told the victim, "I'll f---ing kill you".
The victim was allegedly restrained by his neck and hands on a stool as the pair ransacked the home for 80 minutes, taking $13,000 in property and a vehicle.
Two Playstations, two Xbox consoles, a TV, Nintendo Switch, watches, alcohol, Nerf guns, a guitar, two gold chains and other items were allegedly loaded into a Holden Commodore.
A pool was slashed, the victim was allegedly forced to transfer $50 to Nixon-May and hand over his phone, and Nixon-May was allegedly ordered to punch and stomp on the victim when the man's cover story wasn't up to scratch.
He was allegedly forced to sign over a receipt for the sale of the Commodore and had two letters carved into his left thigh by Coates.
The man was allegedly told he could either be dropped out naked in the bush or at hospital.
He spent two days in hospital with a broken rib, bad lacerations to his right eye, 30 bruises and cuts to his leg.
The man was allegedly left with shoe prints on his body from being stomped on.
Detective Leading Senior Constable Ian Deverell said it was an "horrific and terrifying" ordeal for the man who was left with "continuous concerns for his own safety" and fears of retribution.
Following the incident, the pair allegedly took the Commodore to Lavington and were involved in an accident which injured the other driver's neck.
Coates allegedly turned on his co-accused after returning to Wodonga and punched him in the head on Warwick Road about 4.30pm.
Nixon-May allegedly lashed out at police when they came to arrest him, kicking at two officers, trying to wrap his leg around one, punching and spitting them and covering them in blood.
The incident was caught on video by Coates' girlfriend, but the court heard a 20-minute version showing a lengthy struggle was caught by police body cameras.
Police noted only a "snippet" of the interaction had been released.
Coates was also arrested.
Police allege he had been using drugs for 11 years and selling marijuana, GHB and amphetamine.
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"He tried to play off the co-accused as the main offender," Detective Leading Senior Constable Deverell said.
Magistrate David Faram told Coates' lawyer Tim Smurthwaite there were "concerning and very serious allegations against your client" during the bail application.
Mr Smurthwaite raised concerns about delays to the case and Nixon-May's arrest, and said his client cared for his sick mother.
Mr Faram said it was a difficult bail application given the nature of the allegations and his drug use, but noted that Coates had no priors.
"This is a difficult matter, this is a young man who's alleged to have committed really, really serious offending," he said.
He granted bail with Coates to return on April 8.
Coates must live with his mother, follow a curfew and not leave the state.