Keith Macdonald, 27, was jailed for 20 days after he was found guilty of assaulting his former girlfriend Stephanie Jubb at their home in East Rainton, County Durham.
Miss Jubb was left with a bloody nose and two black eyes in the attack.
Macdonald had already been convicted in his absence on June 13 when he had failed to appear at Sunderland Magistrates'' Court, the Daily Mail reported.
Charges of theft and criminal damage were also proved in his absence and on Thursday, he admitted a charge of absconding for not appearing at the earlier court hearing.
A warrant was issued for his arrest and he eventually handed himself into police earlier this month.
The court heard the couple argued on March 1 when Macdonald, who had been drinking, went to go upstairs to eat a toastie where Miss Jubb had just vacuumed.
Giving evidence in June, Miss Jubb said: “He came back and I could smell alcohol on his breath and his eyes were quite bloodshot.
“He was fine he was chatty, he made himself a toastie and went to go upstairs to eat it.
“I told him ''you''re not eating that upstairs, I''ve just hoovered.
“He then threw the toastie and the plate on the kitchen table and shouted ''F**k it!'''' she had said.
She ripped the plug from his X-Box console and Macdonald then threw her Nintendo Wii across the room and assaulted her.
He then stole 80 pounds and a Sony Ericsson mobile phone belonging to Miss Jubb.