A distressed Woonona man has fronted Wollongong Local Court sporting a black eye after allegedly assaulting a police officer and damaging two police cars on Monday.
Dallas Ross was rambling and crying when he appeared via audio visual link to apply for bail after being charged with seven offences.
However, due to the 30-year-old's upset state and on the advice of his Legal Aid lawyer, the application for release was adjourned until Friday to give him a chance to "settle down".
Police will allege Ross behaved in an offensive manner outside Wollongong Hospital on Crown Street on Monday around 2.30pm.
As police tried to arrest Ross, he allegedly resisted officers and assaulted one of them.
In documents tendered to court, police allege Ross tried to intentionally damage their fully-marked caged car by smashing a window and buckling the car door of a second car.
Shortly before his arrest, Ross is accused of intimidated a woman in Woonona and contravening a restriction in an apprehended domestic violence order.
On Tuesday, Ross told Magistrate Susan McGowan that he was "doing good" while on bail for another charge as he had sought help for his substance abuse issues, was trying to regulate his medication and pay back his debts.
"I know I have stuffed up," he told the court of his alleged actions on Monday.
"I have been doing everything I can. I have gone to anger management, I will do a domestic violence course soon.
"I'm sorry. I never meant to hurt that police officer or the car ... I lost control."
Ross was charged with resisting arrest, assaulting an officer in execution of duty, two counts of intentionally or recklessly damaging property, behaving in offensive manner near a public place and stalk or intimidate to cause fear or physical harm.
Ross will remain in custody until his Friday court appearance, where he is also expected to be sentenced on a previous charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm that he allegedly committed against a 61-year-old man on December 20 last year.
Court documents said Ross allegedly punched the victim, who is known to him, in the eye causing bruising and bleeding following a verbal altercation between the pair in a Woonona street.