A man has been jailed for three months for a threat to his then partner while on bail for an assault on her.
Michael Smith prosecuting told Leeds Crown Court Jason Roderick was charged with common assault and criminal damage after an incident on September 19 involving Louise Roderick.
He was then bailed with a condition not to contact her. That was varied in October when he was in hospital for some mental health issues to allow her to visit him.
On October 16 however in a phone call he said he was in danger of being thrown out the hospital and told her to drop the charges because he had nowhere else to go.
She told him she could not be expected to give up the house and it was then he told her: “If you don’t drop the charges you are going to be dead in the next 24 hours.”
Concerned for her safety she reported the matter to the police and he was arrested. He subsequently admitted the common assault and damage before magistrates on December 8 who jailed him for a total of 16 weeks.
Charles Blatchford representing Roderick, of Newsome, said he had already served that sentence but was still on remand for the intimidation charge.
“This was an outburst that came out of a curious situation regarding his bail terms and had no real intent behind it.”
Roderick, 36 admitted intimidation.