A HAMILTON man who persistently breached intervention orders has been jailed for 135 days.
Luke AnthonyEsh, 33, of Duke Avenue, pleaded guiltyin Warrnambool Magistrates Court this week to 15 charges, mostly relating to breaching intervention orders.
He was fined $300 and jailed for four months and 15 days, and has served 102 already.
Police said Esh and a woman had been in a relationship for three years and had a son.
In April last year an intervention order was put in place protecting the woman but over the next six monthsEshcontinuallycontacted, harassed, abused and threatened the woman.
They often had disagreements over their son.
Esh was also highly abusive and aggressive to police, once allegedly spitting on a police sergeant.
Between August 28 and September 7 the womansaidshe had receivedabout 20 text messages.
Phone records showed she hadin fact received 315 texts and been called 19 times.
The victim responded to the majority of the text messages.
Esh was also found at another time with cannabis and multi-tools with fold-out knives in a backpack.
On October 27 Esh used a hammer to smash his ex-girlfriend’s father’s car windscreen while theman was driving his car.
The victimwas showered in glass.
Eshe said he and the victim argued.
Police soon after arrested Esh and has been in custodyever since.
Defence counsel Vince Peters said his client had previously been a heroin addict and last year had “been using a bit of ice” which led to some aggressive behaviour.
“The relationship never really worked,” he said.
Magistrate Michael Coghlan said family violence was a significant issue in the community and courts needed to discourage such behaviour.
He said Esh had served court orders and jail, but any rehabilitation steps were now up to the defendant.
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