A MAN faces up to 25 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Steven James Blacklock remains on bail, found guilty after a week-long trial in Tamworth District Court.
The court confirmed the jury took just a few hours to find Blacklock guilty of the charge. The jury wasn't required to deliver a verdict for the alternative charges, including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.
Judge Sharron Norton discharged the jury after its verdict and adjourned the case for sentencing to February next year.
Blacklock had his bail continued, but Judge Norton warned that if he breached any condition of his bail, it would be revoked and he would be returned to custody.
As part of his bail, Blacklock is prohibited from entering Tamworth, even for legal appointments with his defence. He must conduct them via video link, Judge Norton confirmed.
He must live in the Moree shire and report to police daily; reside under a curfew between 10pm and 6am; and not contact or go near any witness, or anyone who gave evidence in the trial.
He is also prohibited from alcohol and drugs; must not occupy the driver's seat of a motor vehicle; and must attend Community Corrections for a background report to be prepared ahead of sentencing.
Blacklock, who has been on bail since February this year, will be sentenced in Parramatta District Court in Sydney in February.
Blacklock was first charged in February 2018, accused of the hit-and-run of a woman in Tamworth's Coledale area. He has denied the allegations against him since his arrest.
Police alleged at the time the then-33-year-old was driving a Hyundai sedan just after dawn on February 24 when he veered to the right-hand side of Cole Road, near the intersection of Tingira Street, striking a 26-year-old woman.
He was then alleged to have driven off from the scene, leaving the woman with severe lacerations to her face and neck and a fractured pelvis.
Blacklock allegedly handed himself into police shortly after, before the car was seized by investigators.