A HORSHAM man who is appealing a jail sentence, has been refused bail.
Michael Troy Reid appeared in Horsham Magistrates' Court on Wednesday via videolink from Beechworth Correctional Centre.
He is serving eight months in jail for family violence offences, but is appealing the sentence.
He applied for bail on Wednesday.
The court heard that Reid was jailed after a family violence incident in March.
On March 8, Reid had a verbal argument with a western Victorian woman, which became violent.
The court heard that Reid pushed the woman "aggressively" against a wall and grabbed her by the throat.
She tried to leave the house multiple times but Reid stopped her by grabbing her or blocking the door.
Reid was arrested and faced Horsham Magistrates' Court on March 27, where he was sentenced to eight months in jail.
Reid's solicitor Zoran Petric said the sentence was severe.
He said if bailed, Reid would live in Melbourne and seek counselling.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Matt Haughton told the court that the victim was fearful of Reid.
Magistrate Ronald Saines said he denied the bail application because of a lack of evidence about where Reid would be living if he was released.
Mr Saines said Reid's appeal should be heard within the next few weeks.
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