A man was thrown to the ground and repeatedly punched and kicked in a violent assault in Canberra's north before being ordered into a car and threatened as he was driven into NSW, assaulted again and dumped on the side of the road.
Matthew Inder, 30, is due to be sentenced in the ACT Supreme Court on Tuesday for his role in the incident.
He initially pleaded not guilty to six charges but after negotiations with prosecutors, the charges were amended and he pleaded guilty to making a demand with a threat and two counts of common assault.
The facts on which Inder will be sentenced say he and the victim were involved in a dispute, with each man believing the other should assume responsibility for paying a drug debt.
On July 8 last year, the victim contacted Inder and said he wanted to meet and sort out the debt, making several "your mum" jokes about Inder's mother in the process.
About 2.26pm that day, the victim went to Inder's Charnwood home with a friend and sent Inder a message saying he was outside and asking if he could come in.
Inder emerged from the house with an aluminium baseball bat and aggressively confronted the victim, saying he had "f...ing told you not to come around here".
The victim's friend locked her car doors and tried to drive herself and the victim away, but before they were able to get away, Inder stood in front of the car holding the baseball bat and said the victim now owed him money for mouthing off about his mother.
A short time later, the victim rang Inder and arranged to meet at a house in Melba.
The victim told Inder he wanted to resolve the dispute one way or another, regardless of whether it ended peacefully.
The pair then exchanged a number of messages in which the victim continued to encourage Inder to pay the debt as Inder responded with threats including "wait an see within the hour what happens" [sic].
The victim waited for Inder at the Melba home where they had agreed to meet and shortly after 3.35pm, Inder arrived with two unnamed men in a white Mitsubishi Outlander.
One of these men went up to the house and told the victim Inder wanted to speak to him, so the victim followed.
Inder proceeded to call the victim a "dumb c..." and threw him to the ground, trying to punch the victim as he fell.
Inder then kicked and punched the victim in the head, shoulders, back, legs, chest and groin for up to two minutes as the victim lay on the ground.
One of the men who had travelled to the Melba address with Inder told the victim to get into the Outlander and the victim complied, getting into the back seat because he thought he had no other option.
Inder also got into the back seat and one of the unnamed men started driving north at high speed.
The victim estimated that he was in the car for up to 15 minutes, during which time Inder continually threatened him.
Inder repeatedly told the victim to "pick a time and date" to pay the debt, then said he had two days to come up with the money, otherwise Inder would hurt the victim or his family.
The unnamed men in the car also threatened to push the victim out of the car while it was driving.
When the car stopped on Springrange Road in Wallaroo, NSW, one of the unnamed men pulled the victim out and started punching and kicking him on the ground.
Inder signalled to this man to get back in the car and once he did so, the car did a U-turn and sped away, leaving the victim on the side of the road.
Police found the car, which was identified as stolen, burnt out at Ginninderra Falls later that night.
The victim was initially reluctant to talk to police but eventually explained what had happened and Inder was arrested the next day.
In the ACT Supreme Court on Friday, Inder's lawyer James Maher said Inder had spent nearly nine months in custody since his arrest and the balance of any jail sentence should be suspended.
Prosecutor Elizabeth Wren said time already served behind bars would not necessarily be enough, and a jail sentence was the only appropriate option.
Acting Justice Lorraine Walker said she would consider sentencing options and hand down her decision on Tuesday.