A Bunbury man has been warned he is “not helping himself” after lashing out at a South West magistrate over allegations of assault and criminal damage allegedly concerning his ex-partner. Joshua Mark Farrell appeared in Bunbury Magistrates Court via video link from Bunbury Regional Prison, where he faces charges on “a series of serious offences”, as described by Magistrate Joanne Andretich. Mr Farrell stands accused of two counts of being armed to cause fear, aggravated common assault, three counts of criminal damage, impeding another person’s normal breathing, making a threat to kill, and two counts of aggravated unlawful assault. In Mr Farrell’s second appearance before the court, his defence counsel Michael Devlin sought a five-week adjournment for further legal advice, having only recently taken the matter on. As Mr Devlin and Ms Andretich discussed when Mr Farrell’s next court appearance would take place, an agitated Mr Farrell began talking over the pair, asking about the evidence relating to his charges and asking why he had to be stuck in prison for “another two months”. This continued for several minutes despite Ms Andretich warning that he had legal representation, eventually placing the video link on mute. After Mr Farrell was stood down, Ms Andretich advised Mr Devlin that she had received a note concerning Mr Farrell’s previous appearance during which the presiding magistrate had described him as “argumentative and combatant”, resulting in the charges being left unread. “He’s not helping himself with this behaviour,” Ms Andretich told Mr Devlin, who apologised on Mr Farrell’s behalf. Mr Farrell was remanded in custody and is next due to appear on August 22.