A South West man who pleaded guilty to throwing a tree branch at his partner and smashing her phone during a verbal altercation in public has been refused bail. Kyle Lindsay Garlett applied for a bail application in Bunbury Magistrates Court on February 28 via video link where he appeared on three charges of breaching protective bail conditions, common assault in circumstances of aggravation and criminal damage. On October 12, Garlett and a woman he was in a domestic family relationship with were walking home through Carey Park when they got into a verbally abusive argument. The accused picked up a large fallen tree branch from the ground and threw it at the woman, hitting her in the leg causing minor injuries. Garlett took the woman’s mobile phone and threw it on the ground where it had smashed into pieces. The woman ran away from the altercation and tried to hide, however Garlett pursued the woman and followed her back to their home. He was arrested by police following the incident and has remained in custody since. Magistrate Joanne Andretich told the court she could not see any conditions that would stop the accused from reoffending. Garlett was refused bail and will remain in custody until he is scheduled to appear in Bunbury District Court for sentencing after he pleaded guilty to breaching a conditional suspended imprisonment order and threatening violence earlier this year. He will appear in Magistrates Court following the District Court hearing on May 23 for these three charges.