A man already on bail and serving three suspended sentences and his co-accused allegedly used a baseball bat to smash two cars before threatening to kill a complainant in front of a child, a court has heard.
Raymond James Douglas Gillard and Peter John Rieniets appeared via video link in the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday, each charged with destroying property and possessing an offensive weapon with intent.
Both men, aged 32 and 58, have not pleaded to their charges.
Police documents tendered to the court state the pair went to the complainant's Narrabundah premises, where he lives with his sister, about midday on Sunday when they both used the bat to smash two Holden Rodeos.
Gillard, of Bonython, was shouting for the complainant before screaming at his sister, who answered the door
The complainant walked out with a large piece of steel for his protection and demanded the two alleged attackers leave.
Gillard said "we will be back to kill you" before they left. The alleged offending was caught on CCTV and it left the complainant's sister's six-year-old child highly distressed.
About three hours later, police found Gillard drunk near a supermarket after they received reports of a man allegedly stealing vodka.
The court heard Gillard was already on bail for assault occasioning actual bodily harm against a different complainant, which he will contest in a December hearing, and three suspended sentences for previous offending.
He had breached bail four times.
Gillard's defence lawyer applied for bail, saying more strict conditions would ameliorate risks and that he was "making a valiant attempt to turn his life around and become a more productive, pro-social member of the community".
She said he suffered from depression and he was willing to work on his alcohol issues, as well as be supervised.
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The prosecutor opposed bail based on Gillard's likelihood of reoffending and likelihood of harassing the complainant.
She described his alleged offending as "violent and intimidating" with the "clear intention of seriously harming" the complainant.
The court also heard it was not the first time Gillard had tried to "hunt down" the complainant.
Magistrate James Lawton agreed with the prosecutor and refused bail for Gillard.
"[It] appears there's some ongoing animosity between himself and the complainant," Mr Lawton said.
"He has been on bail for some time and breached it on a number of occasions. He has history of non-compliance with bail conditions."
The court heard Mr Lawton in April this year warned Gillard to comply with bail, saying "you're on such thin ice" and that if breached, he may face jail.
Rieniets, who is charged with possessing a knife, did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody.
Both men are set to reappear in court on September 13.
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