A Barrack Heights man stabbed a 57-year-old father twice in the back, leaving him with a collapsed lung, in a violent attack outside the victim's home, Wollongong Local Court has heard.
Steven James Woods is accused of repeatedly punching and kicking the man outside his Barrack Heights home on February 17, before he stabbed him with an unknown object.
The man was rushed to Wollongong Hospital's intensive care unit with a collapsed lung while Woods and several unknown assailants allegedly fled the scene.
Opposing the 20-year-old's bid for bail yesterday, Crown solicitor Anali Cabrera said the victim had been threatened since reporting the incident and there were grave concerns for his welfare.
Police claim Woods and the other men wandered up the man's driveway about 3am and immediately started smashing his car's windows and slashing its tyres.
The man ran outside, yelling: "What the f--- are you doing? Get away from here."
It is alleged Woods and the men turned on the man, repeatedly punching and kicking him.
The man's daughter armed herself with a kitchen knife and then ran outside to assist.
Police claim Woods, who was holding a large, thin object in his hand, then placed his arm around the man's chest and stabbed him in the back.
The man dropped to the ground while his daughter allegedly lunged at the men with her knife, fearing the group would try and attack her. Woods and the other men quickly fled the scene, the court heard.
Earlier in the evening, Woods and several other men allegedly became embroiled in a brawl in Wollongong's CBD, punching and wrestling a man on the roadway.
Woods was charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, affray and two counts of maliciously damaging property.
He was also charged with affray and assault over an unrelated incident in February last year.
Solicitor Sian Aldis, acting for Woods, told the court her client had handed himself in to police last week.
Ms Aldis said Woods had strong community ties and could live with his brother in Narooma.
The court heard Woods would report to police, abide by a curfew and could provide a $5000 surety.
Magistrate Michael Stoddart refused bail and adjourned the matter to April 17.