Man sentenced after breaching protection order
A BRAY MAN was given a jail term for breaching a barring order at the District Court last week.
David McEvoy of 10 Ballywaltrim Heights was charged with breach of a barring and protection order on April 12 at Wolfe Tone Square North.
Garda Darragh Phelan told the court that he was called to Wolfe Tone Square North at 10 p.m on the Saturday night and found a woman lying on the road outside number 32.
Ms. Linda Kenna told Garda Phelan that she had been robbed and beaten by David McEvoy in the house of number 32.
Ms. Kenna gave evidence in court saying that a physical fight had broken out between her and the owner of the house Eileen Crannley. She then said that McEvoy got involved and had her by the hair and dragged her around the room.
In his evidence McEvoy denied being
Ms. violent Kenna.
He went on to say that he was living with Ms. Kenna who had the barring order out against him and that she had asked him to move into the house when he came out of prison.
Ms. Kenna denied this saying that he only stayed a few nights a week and that she was giving the relationship a chance for the sake of their child. On the night in question Ms. Kenna told Garda Phelan that she was making a formal complaint against McEvoy for breaching the barring order. Judge Murrough Connellan told the court that on hearing the evidence; ‘the matter is quite clear despite a few red hearings thrown in to take up time’. He said the issue is of a court order that was made to prevent violence being carried out against Ms. Kenna by McEvoy and that this was breached.
McEvoy was convicted and sentenced to 12 months in prison.