A WAGGA man accused of using an axe to intimidate a woman and damaging her car has been refused bail.
Johnny Payne, 46, appeared via videolink in Wagga Local Court on Tuesday when he pleaded not guilty to nine charges.
These included two counts each of stalk or intimidate intending to cause fear and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He also faces one count each of being armed with the intention to commit an indictable offence and recklessly destroy property.
Mr Payne, who grew up in Junee before moving to Wagga, is accused of committing the offences in a single incident on October 5 in Ashmont.
During his bail hearing, police prosecutor Sergeant Priscilla Jones opposed bail based on the fears raised by the person identified as the victim.
"She's provided me with a very comprehensive six-page letter outlining that she has fears in regards to the incident that's taken place," Sergeant Jones said.
"This is a very serious set of circumstances involving actions of violence against the victim in the victim's home."
Sergeant Jones said there was also a strong prosecution case due to the evidence in chief and two witness statements.
"If convicted of these matters, it's quite likely he's looking at a period of full-time custody," she said.
Defence solicitor Max Staples proposed a number of conditions as part of his client's liberty.
These included work on a solar farm, agreement to forfeit money against a non-appearance in court and no contact with the person identified as the victim.
"The paramount concern for the court is the safety of the alleged victim, the safety of the community and to ensure that Mr Payne does not commit further offences if he is granted liberty," Mr Staples said.
He also said Mr Payne has strong social ties in Wagga and Junee.
Magistrate Christopher Halburd opposed bail, saying the nature of the alleged offences were serious.
"It's a very strong Crown case," he said.
Mr Halburd said jail was "inevitable" if Mr Payne were found guilty of the charges.
The other charges Mr Payne faces are three counts of breaching apprehended violence orders.
Police will serve a brief of evidence to the Legal Aid Commission by November 5.
Mr Payne is set to reappear in court on November 19 to set a hearing date.