A jobless 28-year-old who "brutally" attacked a man at a Canberra unit complex is before the courts again; this time, accused of beating another man shaken and threatening to kill him in full view of neighbours.
Police say Christopher Stewart Wallace, a self-proclaimed "jester of genocide", was yelling in the stairwell of public housing block Condamine Court at Turner and trying to kick in the door of a unit "over several hours" on Sunday.
A neighbour of Wallace's ex-girlfriend asked her if she could get Wallace to leave.
Police allege Wallace told the neighbour, "f--- you", ran at him in the complex's courtyard, grabbed him by the throat, ripped his shirt, and repeatedly punched him in the face.
They say Wallace told the neighbour, "Jackie Chan, I will kill you", told him to kneel, and yelled out to his ex-girlfriend: "Bring me a knife and I will kill him."
Police documents tendered to the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday alleged Wallace searched the neighbour in an attempt to steal his belongings.
The documents said Wallace told the neighbour words to the effect of: "We know where you live, we will come knock on your door and we will kill you, or stab you in the street."
Magistrate James Lawton on Monday said Wallace was alleged to have committed the attack only 11 days after he sentenced him over a police chase and a "mindless" assault at Oaks Estate.
In the Oaks Estate assault, Wallace urged an accomplice to throw a man off a balcony, and told the victim: "Get back into your unit or I'll stab you and finish you off."
His police chase, which happened at Greenway in August last year, was foiled when he crashed into a speed sign.
Wallace applied for bail on Monday.
His Legal Aid lawyer argued that, although the magistrate might be concerned Wallace had already allegedly breached his suspended sentences, he had protective factors in the ACT.
She said Wallace had family in Canberra and had just been offered a job as a kitchen hand at Woden.
But Mr Lawton said he wasn't convinced that Wallace would turn up to court if he granted him bail, and there was a likelihood of him endangering the safety of anyone.
The magistrate remanded Wallace in custody to appear in court again on March 1.
Wallace did not enter pleas on Monday to four charges: assault occasioning actual bodily harm, making an intentional threat to kill, choking, suffocating or strangling his victim, and attempted robbery.
He told police he fought his ex-girlfriend's neighbour because the neighbour had been harassing her.
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