A Dubbo man who pushed a woman to the ground and threatened to make her brother "a vegetable for the rest of his life" has been ordered to undertake community service.
Robert Wayne Gee's treatment of the woman was described as "completely reprehensible and inexcusable" by his own legal representative in Dubbo Local Court last week.
According to a statement of agreed facts presented in court, the 45-year-old harboured suspicions of infidelity when he had a fight with the woman on Australia Day. Police said Gee had been drinking alcohol and tensions escalated as he thought the woman was being protective of her phone.
About 8pm Gee pushed the woman and she fell to the ground.
He left the location and returned the next day.
Gee called the woman a "slut" and accused her of being unfaithful and using dating websites.
He said of the woman's brother: "I'm gonna paralyse him so he's a vegetable for the rest of his life."
In the facts statement police said Gee "gesticulated" how he intended to paralyse the woman's brother and then said he would "get" her "old man".
"I'm gonna dump his body in front of your mum," Gee told the woman. When she slapped him, the 45-year-old man said the woman "hit like a girl".
Afterwards police said Gee hit himself in the face several times and the woman eventually gave him access to her computer.
When she did that Gee accused her of deleting files and the woman left to stay with a friend.
At Easter police said the pair were back in each other's company, despite an apprehended violence order (AVO) being in place.
Gee and the woman traveled to Booligal but started fighting again. Police said Gee smoked ice and went shooting kangaroos.
In court Gee pleaded guilty to assault, breaching an AVO, using an authorised firearm, handling a firearm while on drugs and intimidation.
Gee's legal representative said his behaviour was "heavily fuelled by alcohol" and "jealousy". She said Gee had stopped drinking and there was a low risk he would reoffend.
Magistrate Gary Wilson said Gee was "spoken highly of" in references and noted his participation in a drug offender treatment program.
Gee was placed on multiple community corrections orders for up to two years, banned from using alcohol and other drugs and ordered to undertake 200 hours of community service.