A Mandurah man has been sentenced to an immediate term of imprisonment after threatening to kill his ex-partner and breaking into her home. Roy Anthony Hailey, 28, appeared before Rockingham Magistrates Court last Friday pleading guilty to one count of threat to unlawfully do an act, one count of home burglary, one count of criminal damage and one count of stealing. Police prosecutor Sen. Const. Jessica Anderson told the court that on May 23, Hailey sent a text his former partner that read “I will stab you and kill you”. He then proceeded to send a photo of himself on the train heading to her home. About 3pm he arrived at the victim’s address, however, she wasn’t home at the time. He attempted to gain entry to the home through the side door but was unsuccessful. He then got access through an open window and once inside the home, he headed towards the main bedroom. Hailey had a knife with him, which he used to inscribe offensive words into the walls, before fleeing with the victim’s son’s scooter. He also sent text messages to the victim, telling her that he was in the house and had caused damage to the property. When police attended the scene they found the victim’s belongings spread throughout the home and smeared with butter and other liquids. He was arrested by police the following morning. Magistrate Steven Malley said the behaviour is “so appalling”. “You can’t control your anger and you’re not someone that comes before the court with a clean record,” Mr Malley said. Hailey asked if the court would consider a suspended sentence. “I feel ashamed of what I did,” Mr Hailey said. But Mr Malley said: “There has to be a consequence for this type of behaviour, an immediate term of imprisonment is the only acceptable sentence.” Hailey was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment with eligibility for parole and ordered to pay $500 in compensation for the scooter.