Garda receives threat during arrest
‘I’LL GET something to sort you out,’ a Newtownmountkennedy man threatened gardaí while they were trying to carry out an arrest.
Ian Rushe of 46 Sycamore Drive, appeared on charges of being drunk in public and threatening and abusive behaviour at Sycamore Drive on February 16.
The court heard that Rushe, who is currently serving a six-month sentence, was involved in a disturbance on the night.
While garda Sharon Mooney was trying to carry out an arrest on Rushe’s brother, Rushe said he was going to get something to sort them out. He then went into the house and came out with an object but gardaí could not determine what it was
The other gardaí at the scene who had taken out their batons were forced to retrieve them and to leave the scene as they deemed it too dangerous.
Judge Murrough Connellan convicted and sentenced Rushe, who has 56 previous convictions, to one month in jail for threatening and abusive behaviour.
He dismissed the being drunk in public charge with the benefit of the probation act.