A Geurie man who attacked his ex-girlfriend's new beau in a beer garden at a Dubbo pub has pleaded guilty to an assault occasioning actual bodily harm charge in court.
According to a police facts statement, Dalton Lee Turner-Stroud, 20, went to the Castlereagh Hotel on September 9 and started calling his ex-girlfriend a slut while she was with her new boyfriend.
To escape the abuse, the couple went into the beer garden but they were followed by Turner-Stroud.
"Do you want trouble?," Turner-Stroud asked.
The male victim said "no, do you?".
With a 375ml bottle of VB in his hand, Turner-Stroud stood over the victim and then threw the bottle in his face.
The victim's left temple was hit, just behind his eye and he started to bleed.
Other pub patrons restrained Turner-Stroud and got him to leave the venue.
The police facts statement revealed Turner-Stroud stood outside the pub and yelled while he also asked fight various patrons.
Turner-Stroud left the pub in a White Hilux and was caught by police on the corner of Brisbane and Church streets.
Police said the incident was captured on closed circuit television cameras.
The victim is believed to have made a full recovery, despite suffering a small laceration from the VB bottle.
In Dubbo Local Court last week, Turner-Stroud represented himself.
The court heard he couldn't afford to pay for a legal representative a lawyer and was not eligible for Legal Aid or Aboriginal Legal Service assistance.
Magistrate Gary Wilson noted Turner-Stroud's guilty plea and participation in a voluntary substance abuse program, but suggested the offender attempt to get legal representation again because the assault charge was so serious.
The case was adjourned to February 4, 2020.