A man who threatened an ex-girlfriend from jail was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment but will not serve any additional time.
Jason Wayne Bailey plead guilty to using a carrier service to menace or harass in Nowra Local Court on Monday, September 28. His sentence is to be served concurrently with another sentence he is currently serving.
While in prison, he had threatened an ex-girlfriend who he believed was selling his belongings on Facebook.
One of the belongings he had asked her to keep for him was a shortened shotgun.
Bailey has 42 prior offences on his record, which include a number of violent offences. On March 31, 2019, at Oakville, he was involved in a violent altercation with a housemate, which culminated in his arrest.
Bailey asked his girlfriend at the time to take care of his possessions, including a black bag he said contained a firearm.
She opened the bag, and saw it contained a sealed piece of PVC pipe that felt like it had something in it.
Later, Bailey decided he wanted his possessions stored with another person and arranged by phone to have an associate collect and deliver them.
The associate told Bailey some items were not there. Bailey made a number of threatening phone calls demanding his property back.
On Sunday, May 5, during an argument about whether the woman was selling Bailey's property on Facebook, he told her he would come and see her upon his release "and sort it out".
He further said someone may visit her in the meantime. The woman, who feared for her safety, contacted police.
On May 6, she showed police the black bag that contained the PVC pipe. Police opened the pipe and saw a shortened 12-gauge shotgun in two pieces inside. Police seized the weapon, Forensic tests found Bailey's fingerprints on the pipe it was concealed in.
Bailey was arrested on June 5.
He was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment, to be served concurrently with another custodial sentence.