An Albury man is behind bars over an incident that "terrified" his ex-partner less than a week after pleading guilty to trying to choke the woman.
His lawyer argued on Monday, in an effort to get him released on bail, that no violence was involved in the latest matter.
But magistrate Richard Funston disagreed, describing the police outline of the incident involving Ricky Parr as "deeply troubling".
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"I accept the fact that Mr Parr is vulnerable in custody, that the accused has mental health issues," he said.
"However, the accused has not shown reason as to why his detention is not justified."
Parr, 28, pleaded guilty to contravention of an apprehended violence order and resisting police, though defence lawyer Aakash Prasad said the facts related to the breach would be contested.
Prosecutor Sergeant Andrew Pike said there would need to be a disputed facts hearing, as there was nothing in those facts "that we can take out".
"The victim told police she was terrified of the accused," he said of the incident from the weekend.
"The gentleman is someone who obviously ... cannot get over the end of the relationship."
Sergeant Pike said the victim was fearful of Parr being released on bail.
Mr Prasad had submitted that keeping Parr in custody - he appeared in court via a video link to Albury police station - would "undo the work" he had done so far on addressing his problems.
He said Parr had completed four of the 20 sessions in the men's behavioural change program and was keen to attend the next one on Wednesday night.
He was also accessing mental health support and since doing so had been diagnosed as having a borderline personality disorder.
But Mr Funston said Parr's continued detention was justified, noting also how the bail matters for which he was awaiting sentence later this year were "extremely serious".
He declined to set a date for a contested facts hearing, given no times were available before Parr's sentencing hearing on September 29.
Mr Prasad undertook to discuss this with his client.
"I'll certainly see if we can expedite this matter from our end," he said.
A week ago, Parr was committed for sentence on charges of common assault, intentionally choke person without consent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of intimidation.
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