Warned to stay out of trouble
A yob who acted aggressively towards his terrified partner before turning his rage on police officers has been given a chance to show he can keep out of trouble.
James Ritchie began his aggressive evening on November 13 last year by shouting and swearing at his partner at a property on Airdrie’s Calderglen Court.
He also repeatedly struck a door and wall of the house with a rake and broke a window, placing his partner in a state of fear and alarm.
Police were called and when officers attended the scene Ritchie began acting aggressively and spouted threats of violence towards them.
Ritchie, 20, was eventually brought under control and taken into custody. He later pled guilty at Airdrie Sheriff Court.
A deferral for reports e x a m i n i n g R i t c h i e’s background was then ordered and he made his way back into the dock last week.
Sheriff Morag Shankland told Ritchie: “I am going to give you the opportunity to be of good behaviour.
“I will defer sentencing for three months for this and a supplementary criminal justice social work report.
“If you are not of good behaviour then it will not go in your favour when you return.”
Ritchie’s next court date was then scheduled for November 29.