Blood on cell wall after police call
A man charged with breach of the peace after refusing to let police in his home stood trial last week.
But Marc Wallace, 32, was cleared of all but one of the five charges he was accused of at Ayr Sheriff Court.
Police told the court how they had responded to an alleged disturbance at Wallace’s home on Monkton Road in Prestwick.
PC Alistair Rennie arrived at the property at around 9pm on July 28 where they heard shouting and banging on their way into the property – though when Wallace answered the door the banging stopped.
But he refused to allow them in, not accepting there had been a disturbance. Police eventually forced their way in, using “slight force” to move Wallace, and found damage to furniture but no- one else inside.
Wallace continued to ask what crime he was accused of, and PC Rennie and his partner PC McClymont decided to take him in to custody.
At the police station, he refused to give details as he demanded to know his crime and was eventually taken to a cell.
After hearing evidence from both sides Sheriff Mhairi Mactaggart found Wallace had no case to answer on three charges, while a not guilty plea to the alleged breach of the peace was accepted by the prosecutor.
Wallace was convicted of maliciously smearing blood on a window of a police cell, and smearing faeces on the cell while he was in custody.
Sentence was deferred until later this month to call with other matters outstanding.