A pair have been charged after a daylight stabbing of a woman, who was walking her dog in Wendouree last month.
Ben Schultz, 32, and Aimee Spicer, 28, of no fixed place of abode, fronted the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Friday over the alleged incident on September 13.
Schultz applied to be released on bail, while Spicer chose to be remanded in custody for a bail application at a later date.
The alleged victim was walking along Marigold Street when she was allegedly involved in an altercation with Schultz and his daughter.
Police allege Schultz grabbed the woman's neck and used a kitchen knife to stab her in the left cheek. The knife went through her cheek and sliced her tongue.
Police prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Clint Prebble told the court the woman required eight stitches to her cheek.
He said the incident occurred after Schultz's daughter phoned her father from inside a Marigold Street house. Schultz allegedly attended and located the woman in the street.
The prosecutor said police believe another woman involved in the altercation was Spicer, who the alleged victim described as a "druggy looking woman with a daggy hoodie on".
"Both the accused and co-accused decamped before police arrived," Leading Senior Constable Prebble said.
The court was told Schultz was released from jail in August - weeks before the alleged offending - and was on a community correction order.
Leading Senior Constable Prebble said Schultz's offending started on September 9 when he evaded police while driving an unregistered silver Holden Commodore in Delacombe.
He said Schultz was travelling at 80km/h in a 60km/h zone when police activated their lights and siren for him to pull over.
"The driver activated his passenger side indicator as though he was going to stop. Police saw the male driver was the accused, with a tattoo on the right side of his neck," Leading Senior Constable Prebble said.
As police were about to exit their car, he sped off and onto oncoming traffic, almost hitting an oncoming loader truck along Sutton Street.Leading Senior Constable Clint Prebble
Leading Senior Constable Prebble said Schultz had been involved in two fuel driver-offs before his and Spicer's arrest on September 25 at a Wendouree address.
At the house, police allegedly located a loaded double barrel shotgun - allegedly stolen from a Soldiers Hill address in January - a stolen Toyota Hilux ute, stolen number plates and hunting knives.
Police opposed bail because of Schultz's unacceptable risk to the community.
"Police believe the accused will continue to harass the victim. She has said she was in fear of Mr Schultz and his partner as she has had to pack up her things because the pair returned (to her house) the day after the incident to tell her not to make a statement," Leading Senior Constable Prebble said.
"Police believe the accused is also a flight risk. Phone records show he was planning to steal a car and go interstate."
Defence barrister Richard Foley said his client would be contesting the charges, particularly the charge alleged in the stabbing incident.
Mr Foley said Schultz could be in custody a long time if bail was refused, he had to look after his frail grandmother and his dog, he had a mental illness and other health problems.
Magistrate Brian Clifford said there were no bail conditions he could put in place to protect the community from Schultz's behaviour and he refused bail.
"These offences occurring almost immediately after the release from jail are such that he has failed to show compelling reasons despite the matters put on his behalf," Mr Clifford said.
Schultz was remanded in custody until October 25 when his co-accused, Spicer is expected to make an application for bail.
He faces a number of charges, including reckless conduct endangering serious injury and theft of a vehicle.
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