Published Thursday, 13 September 2012
Brown was refused bail due on Thursday. (© UTV)
Norman Brown is accused of leaving a sprayed-black wreath on top of his estranged partner's car.
He is also accused of pouring paint over vehicles belonging to the woman and a new boyfriend.
The 51-year-old, of Cherry Gardens, Ballymoney, Co Antrim, denies charges of attempted arson and three counts of causing criminal damage.
He faces further counts of possessing and throwing a petrol bomb during the attack on New Year's Day.
The court heard a petrol bomb contained a red-coloured dye was thrown at his ex-partner's house on Raceview Drive in Ballymoney.
It failed to ignite and smashed on the ground outside.
White paint had been poured over a Volkswagen Passat and a Vauxhall Astra parked at her property.
Nicola Auret, prosecuting, said: "She also discovered a holly wreath which had been sprayed black and placed on the roof of her car."
Containers of suspected accelerant similar in colour and texture to petrol bomb's contents were seized during searches of Brown's home.
Spots of white paint were also found in his car, the court heard.
Brown was originally released on bail, but returned to custody over a suspected breach of conditions during an encounter with the alleged victims last week.
A defence barrister told the court that the accused had not sought out his ex-partner on that occasion for any "sinister" purpose.
But Mr Justice Maguire stressed the seriousness of the allegations against Brown.
"One doesn't have to spell out the danger which would arise from the throwing of a petrol bomb at any premises," the judge said.
Brown's application for bail was refused due to the risk of further offences being committed.