Offender given last chance to change ways or face jail

A 33-year-old Cowra man has been given two-year intensive corrections orders and had a previous community corrections order replaced with a 12 month intensive corrections order at Cowra Local Court.

Bradley John O'Meley was before the court facing charges over domestic violence incidents with two different victims.

The first incident occurred on March 6, 2018, when O'Meley and his victim were staying in a caravan at a residence in Weethalle. In the evening an argument between the pair occurred. As the victim began to cry O'Meley held them down covering their mouth and nose until they were out of breath and could not breath.

On March 9 police spoke to the victim about the incident and an urgent Apprehended Domestic Violence Order was granted, police then served that order upon O'Meley.

Around 4.45pm on March 9, O'Meley contacted the victim via Facebook breaching that order.

On June 28, 2018, O'Meley was given an AVO by the West Wyalong Local Court over a second victim.

On September 30, 2018, O'Meley stopped at that victim's residence and started beeping his horn and attempted to call the victim.

On October 2, 2018, he visited the residence again and began yelling abuse at the victim and followed the vehicle of a witness who was at the residence.

On December 9, 2018, the victim and her family were at a carols by candlelight event in Barnardo Park, West Wyalong. The victim and a male friend went to a nearby supermarket to buy items for the family.

While they were gone O'Meley and sat in front of the family car, the family then called the victim telling them to meet at a toilet block on the other side of the park.

Upon seeing the male friend enter the toilet block O'Meley followed saying, "I want to see this (person) who's raising my kids".

A member of the victim's family then entered and intervened.

O'Meley's solicitor Clive Hill told the court his client's ice addiction had been a major part of his offending.

However, the police prosecutor said it was appalling to blame his behaviour on drugs.

"These offences are horrific, he targets his victims and forces them to do what he wants," the prosecution said.

"He's on bonds when he commits these offences, to give him another one given his history of offending sends the wrong message to the community and to NSW."

In sentencing, Magistrate Michael O'Brien said O'Meley's behaviour was disgraceful and his history did nothing to commend him.

"This is your last opportunity to redeem yourself, if you fail to do so you can expect to serve the rest of your sentence in prison."

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