An arrest warrant has been issued for a Bacchus Marsh footballer who bashed his ex-partner in front of their young son.
Jarrah Michael Maksymow tried to slam the woman’s head into a kitchen bench, the Albury Local Court heard this week.
“The accused has grabbed the victim by her face,” police told magistrate Tony Murray, “squeezing hard, which resulted in a small cut inside her mouth and bruising to her face.”
At one point, Maksymow approached mother and child after they retreated to the couch.
He stepped over her and pushed her down onto the couch while yelling at her and “as he was doing this he has placed his fist over her throat, pushing hard” and leaving her struggling to breath.
Maksymow, 25, failed to front Albury Local Court this week on charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault and destroy or damage property.
He was convicted in his absence.
The Cobras premiership player was also supposed to appear with respect to an apprehended violence order taken out against him by his former partner.
The court was told Maksymow now lived in the Bacchus Marsh suburb of Maddingley.
The court heard Maksymow visited his ex-partner’s Lavington home on June 14 to see his son and give him a dog.
The victim allowed Maksymow to spend the night on the couch but about 7.45am the next day, the pair got into an argument as a result of a Facebook message to her from his sister.
When the woman saw her son crying over being attacked, she picked him up – but Maksymow tried to grab him from her grasp.
Maksymow also smashed a plastic laundry basket, then held the sharpened ends towards the victim.
Maksymow joined Bacchus Marsh last year and only came back into the side last week after missing a month of senior football due to disobeying team rules.