A man who allegedly set fire to a home, threatened to kill the owner and threatened police with a chainsaw, will need five types of medication while in custody, a court has heard.
Andrew Corteling, 29, appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court court on Friday after allegedly setting fire to the Caulfield house on Thursday night following an argument with a man and woman, believed to be relatives.
The Caulfield man is charged with damaging the home of Moira Corteling by setting fire to it.
He's also accused of threatening to kill Moira and Adrian Corteling, believed to be his mother and brother, threatening property damage, threatening to inflict serious injury on Mr Corteling and damaging his car.
Magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg was told Andrew Corteling has epilepsy, requires five different types of medication to control it and had been to hospital following the incident.