A Barrack Heights man accused of using an emoji message to threaten his former partner has been refused bail after allegedly breaching a subsequent AVO.
Jayde Booth, 39, was arrested late Saturday night after he allegedly contacted the woman repeatedly, in defiance of a a provisional apprehended violence order issued by police on Tuesday.
The order came after Booth allegedly sent the woman a text message with an emoji of a head with a gun pointed to it.
Police allege he then called and messaged the woman on Friday and Saturday, apparently in a bid to reconcile.
“It was just an emoji. You know I would never hurt you,” he allegedly told her, adding “I never meant to make you scared, OK?”.
“Well you have,” replied the woman, who also accused Booth of leaving rubbish at her front door and causing her to feel so scared she had “hardly been home since Monday”.
The woman contacted police after she received another six calls from a private number on Saturday afternoon. She answered one of the calls and allegedly spoke to Booth.
Booth was charged with breaching the AVO. He was refused bail at Wollongong Local Court on Sunday morning.
The matter returns to court on Monday.