Lorna Dodman, who has a child from a nine-month relationship with Darrel Glassey, told police he became angry on 10th August over an issue with her using Facebook.
He grabbed her phone and threw it to the ground, smashing it. Six days later, he gained entry to her home through an insecure window and “asked about her cheating on him”, Sarah Haslam, prosecuting, told Chesterfield magistrates.
Ms Dodman stated that his eyes were bulging like he had been taking drugs and he threatened her. She was crying but he would not leave.
Mrs Haslam said he punched her on the nose, pushed his fingers into her eyes and shoved her against a wall and squeezed her throat for about seven seconds. Ms Dodman fled to a neighbour’s home for help.
Glassey, 30, of King Street, admitted charges of damage and assault at Hodthorpe. He had a previous conviction for possessing drugs.
Deputy District Judge Hirst imposed a one-year probation supervision order, including a six-month drug rehabilitation programme, and a three-year restraining order, with £85 costs.
The order prohibits Glassey from contacting Ms Dodman or going within 50 metres of her home.
“He accepts punching her and grabbing the top of her chest. He has anger management problems that need to be addressed but no previous convictions for violence,” said Julian Hammond, for Glassey.