Police find man, 32, hiding under blanket in bedroom

POLICE found a man hiding under a blanket in his former partner's home after they were called to a Tinana home after a loud argument between the two.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty in Maryborough Magistrates Court to three charges of contravening a domestic violence order.

The court heard the man, 32, was the subject of a domestic violence order which had been taken out by his former partner.

As part of the order, the man was not allowed to contact the woman or approach her.

The first time the order was breached, the man sent a series of text messages to his ex over three days.

She contacted police to complain that he was making contact with her.

The court heard that police attended the Tinana home on May 30 and saw the defendant parked in the woman's driveway.

He had come to the property when he was asked to help his former partner move.

Then on July 6, police were called after a loud argument was heard in the home.

The court heard the woman had wanted to go out with friends and had invited the man over to take care of their kids.

The woman came home intoxicated with some friends and woke the children, the court was told, causing an argument between the two.

Police found the defendant hiding under a blanket in the bedroom.

The court heard the woman was trying to have the domestic violence order varied to allow contact.

The man was fined $1950 and was told if he appeared before court on another breach, he would be facing prison.



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