A man who allegedly threatened to kill his ex-partner and burn her mother's house down with her inside has been denied bail.
Kyle Mamot, 25, appeared in the dock at the Ballarat Magistrates' Court on Monday to apply for bail.
Police nominal informant Senior Constable Ryan Hudson-Morgan said Mamot and his ex-partner had one young son together. They separated one year ago due to family violence after a four year relationship.
The court heard on November 23, the complainant took her child to see Mamot at the hotel he was staying at in Bacchus Marsh.
I can't see how anything I could do would limit the risk to be acceptableMagistrate Gregory Robinson
The pair got into a verbal argument and it is alleged Mamot pushed her in the chest when she tried to leave and punched her twice in the stomach while the child was present.
Police allege Mamot got into her vehicle and prevented her from leaving by continuously knocking it out of drive.
Police arrived at the hotel when Mamot got into another vehicle and evaded police.
Later when the complainant's mother came to pick her up from the hotel, it is alleged Mamot began following their vehicle.
Senior Constable Hudson-Morgan said on another incident on November 25, the complainant woke to Mamot lying next to her in her bed.
She told police she did not know how he got into the house as he did not have a key.
Police allege Mamot returned to the house a few days later and yelled at the complainant, causing her to cry, and he threatened to kill her and burn her mother's house down with her inside.
Police allege he blocked her from entering the house to check on their son and knocked her to the ground.
Senior Constable Hudson-Morgan said the complainant was in great fear Mamot would act on the threat.
Mamot had called her more than 50 times since November 26 and was seen outside her house multiple times.
This has caused her to be extremely frightened and feel anxiety and fear. She feels he is capable of acting out the threats... her mother is also extremely worriedSenior Constable Hudson-Morgan
Police opposed bail believing Mamot would commit further offences, cause risk to the complainant and her son, and engage in reckless behaviour that was a risk to the public, as shown when he previously evaded police.
A Ballarat defence lawyer argued Mamot showed compelling reasons to receive bail - it was proposed he would reside with his sister in Bacchus Marsh, had opportunity for work and was assessed suitable for the Court Integrated Services Program.
"There could be conditions imposed that alleviate the risks in addition to treatment and varied intervention order conditions," the defence lawyer said.
Magistrate Gregory Robinson told the court he refused Mamot bail as he considered him an unacceptable risk to his ex-partner and son.
"I can't see how anything I could do would limit the risk to be acceptable," Mr Robinson said.
"There has been appalling (alleged) treatment of the affected family member in front of their child and disregard for authority in evading police.
"I think it is more likely than not he would breach any conditions I would impose."
Mamot was remanded in custody to appear at the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates' Court on December 13.
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