A violent Thurgoona man who inflicted a 20-minute beating on a former girlfriend had to get full-time jail, a magistrate has ruled.
The attack came just four days after she recorded Anthony James Sparks issuing a threat that left her in fear for her safety.
"I'll shatter your f---ing fingers on both hands and break your jaw," he told the victim.
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Nine days after the assault, Sparks again threatened the woman.
"If you call the police about the bruises on your arms," he said, "I will put you in hospital."
The woman, 35, suffered bruising to both biceps and to both legs, near her knees, at Sparks' Crackenback Street home on November 6.
For the attack, Albury Local Court magistrate Miranda Moody has sentenced Sparks to 14 months' jail, after the 30-year-old illicit drug addict pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and contravention of an apprehended violence order.
He and his victim were once in a relationship for about four years ago, but this ended 10 years ago.
They had remained friends, but out of concerns for her safety she had an interim apprehended violence order imposed on Sparks in the same court in November, 2020.
Police told Ms Moody how Sparks contacted the woman on November 2 about 4.30pm and asked to meet her at the Pioneer Cemetery in Buckingham Street, North Albury.
They had a short conversation, which she recorded on her mobile phone, at the corner of David Street and then he made his threat, which caused the AVO breach.
She went to Sparks' home four days later, around 6pm, and they talked without incident.
"And then all of a sudden, the accused has just started lashing out at her," police said.
"The accused just started punching the victim ... and pushing her around."
Defence lawyer Sascha McCorriston said it was conceded Sparks was on parole for similar offences, committed against the same victim.
Sparks will be released on parole on June 15, 2022.
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