A Bunbury man who bombarded his ex-partner with more than 500 texts and calls has been handed a community order by the court for his persistent behaviour. Izak Brazier, 20, appeared in Bunbury Magistrates Court on Monday for sentencing on two breaches of a family violence restraining order and one charge of aggravated stalking. The prosecution told the court the victim, Brazier’s ex-partner, had a restraining order against the man prohibiting him from contacting her unless it was regarding their son. On March 15, Brazier was issued a 72 hour police order protecting the victim, which he breached by making 284 calls to the victim between March 17 and 18. Then, between May 2 and 3, Brazier sent his ex-partner a further 285 different text messages in less than 24 hours, despite the victim requesting him to stop a “number” of times. While the content of the messages was not disclosed, the prosecution submitted the messages initially regarded the child before moving away from the topic, however it was submitted nothing suggested the messages to be threatening in nature. When questioned by police about his actions, the man said he knew he had “f...ed up”. The man’s duty counsel told the court Brazier was made a third-striker by breaching the police order, but had engaged in a family mediation program which the victim did not take part in. It was submitted the victim’s restraining order had since been cancelled and the pair were now co-parenting. Brazier’s defence said the offending had been related to meth use, which Brazier had given up “cold turkey” and he was now looking to engage with St John of God to help further. Magistrate Michelle Harries handed down a $500 fine for the stalking charge and a 12-month community order with supervision and program requirements for the two breaches.