A Dubbo woman who hoped to settle a feud between two families by giving another woman a "hiding" says she's now looking to be a better role model for her children.
Jessica Anne Chatfield, 21, fronted Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday charged with attempting to stalk or intimidate intending fear of physical harm.
According to police Chatfield and her two sisters attended the woman's home about 4.20pm on July 3.
Chatfield parked her vehicle in front of the neighbouring home before she walked up to the front gate on the drive way and grabbed it shouting "come outside you white c--t".
According to recorded CCTV footage, Chatfield continued to hurl derogatory comments toward the house.
With no response, Chatfield and the others left a short time later.
The victim, who wasn't home at the time, was alerted by a witness of what had happened and reported the incident to police the next day.
I went around there after the post because I'd had enough by this pointJessica Anne Chatfield
Police reviewed CCTV footage handed to them, but according to court documents, officers believed the footage may have been cropped prior and investigated further.
Officers later visited Chatfield who admitted to being at the victim's home, and explained there had been "ongoing issues" between her family and that of the victim for the last few months.
She said the incident exploded after the victim's family made several comments on one of Chatfield's Facebook posts about her brother who had been incarcerated.
"I went around there after the post because I'd had enough by this point," she told police.
"Like I was obviously angry, like my brother is in jail because he retaliated to them and like I wasn't gonna you know, let them walk all over me.
"So I've gone around there and got out of my car and then like shook their gate and tried to get her outside so I could, give her a hiding. That's what I did."
Police asked Chatfield if "give her a hiding" meant physically sort it out, which she said "yes".
In Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday, Chatfield pleaded guilty to the charge.
In court defence lawyer Corey Suckling said there had been a level of provocation from the other family, and argued the offence was at the lower end of seriousness as Chatfield had not trespassed onto the property and the victim was not at home.
"She had enough on the day in question and wanted to settle the dispute," he said.
"She's certainly mindful of her conduct in the future so she can remain a positive role model to her two children."
Magistrate Theresa Hamilton took into account Chatfield's early plea of guilt and acknowledged she didn't enter the property.
"You're a young woman raising two children who otherwise has been of good character, with no prior conviction," she said.
Chatfield was sentenced to a 12-month conditional release order to be of good behaviour.