A 21-year-old Dubbo man who choked a woman and pushed her head into a wooden bed frame will serve a term of imprisonment in the community.
Court documents reveal Andrew Taylor, of Hunter Street, pushed the woman off a chair after they had a disagreement.
She fell off the chair and went inside the house.
Taylor followed her inside and smashed a television.
In court documents police said Taylor then "abruptly pushed" the woman into a wall.
He then grabbed the woman by the throat and "forcefully applied pressure".
The woman told police she started to lose breath and "could only get a little bit of air in".
After she elbowed Taylor to force him to let go of her, the woman was then pushed into a set of drawers by Taylor.
She was then pushed into a window by Taylor.
The woman told Taylor she planned to call the police and he then grabbed her by the back of the neck and pushed her forehead into a wooden bed frame.
She punched Taylor in the testicles to get him off her.
In Dubbo Local Court last week Taylor was convicted of property damage, choking and multiple assault charges for which he entered pleas of guilty.
Magistrate Theresa Hamilton ordered him to serve a 14-month term of imprisonment by way of an intensive corrections order in the community.
He was also placed on a community corrections order for two years, directed to undertake 80 hours of community service and told he needed to take part in drug and alcohol counselling.