Three men are to face trial on a charge of attacking a man and leaving him permanently disfigured.
Dean Murray, 21, of Hillside Drive; Kristofer Whitelaw, also 21, of Broomlands Drive; and Daryl Wilson, 24, of Findlater Court, all Dumfries, pleaded not guilty at the town’s sheriff court to committing the assault at Friars’ Vennel and Brewery Street in April last year.
They are accused of chasing after the man, repeatedly punching him, dragging him onto the ground and, while he was there, striking him on the head with a high heeled shoe or something similar and repeatedly punching and kicking him. Trial has been set for April.
■ Two men have made a brief appearance in court on a charge of breaking into Annan Athletic Football Club on Monday and stealing a quantity of drink, forcing open a locked coin operated games machine and stealing money.
Garry Thorburn, 45, of Thomas Street, Annan, pleaded not guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court to the charge and trial was set for April.
James Johnstone, 39, of Station Road, Annan, admitted committing the offence and sentence was deferred to the date of the trial. Both men were allowed bail but with conditions of a curfew restricting them to their homes from a 7pm to 7am.
■ A woman who repeatedly called the police call centre without cause and shouted and swore at the call handler, has been fined £300 at Dumfries Sheriff Court.
Lynn Crooks, of Closebun Manse, Closeburn, admitted committing the offence, between mid December and January 9, and refusing to desist when asked.
■ A 21-year-old man who behaved in a threatening manner towards police officers and repeatedly referred to them in derogatory terms, has been made the subject of a community payback order by the sheriff at Dumfries.
Jordan Glendinning, of Kintail Park, Lockerbie, admitted committing the offence at Mauchline Terrace in Dumfries, last month.
It alleged he repeatedly kicked and struck the sides of a police vehicle and, at the police station, had to be carried struggling to a cell, all while under the influence of an intoxicant.
He was ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid work.
■ Trial has been set for April in a case at Dumfries Sheriff Court in which a man is accused of assaulting a woman twice in the one day.
Darren Hill, 34, of Criffel Avenue, Dumfries, pleaded not guilty to pouring liquid over her head at the Hole I’ the Wa’Inn at the weekend and then pushing her and kicking her at Burns Statue.
■ A man who stole three rolls of wallpaper from a house in Kirkconnel has been fined £300 at Dumfries Sheriff Court.
Alan Cockburn, 44, of PolveochTerrace, Kirkconnel, admitted breaking into the house in nearby St Conal’s Square and stealing the wallpaper in August.
■ A man who was concerned in the supply of heroin in Dalbeattie, has been fined £320 at Dumfries Sheriff Court.
Alan Pitkeathly, 32, of David Road, Dalbeattie, admitted committing the offence last June at nearby Glenshalloch Road and elsewhere.
■ A 39-year-old woman who drove with more than four times the drink limit in her breath, has been banned for 12 months.
Monika Wrobel, of English Street, Dumfries, was also fined £300 at the town’s sheriff court after admitting the offence and also driving at up to 94mph on the A75 road near Annan Water Bridge.
■ A warrant has been granted by the sheriff at Dumfries for the arrest of a man who failed to appear in court on drugs charges. Andrew Beard, 40, of Montreal Street, Currock, is alleged to have being in possession of heroin, buprenorphine and diazepam at the Loreburn Street Police Station in Dumfries last May.
■ A £300 fine was imposed by the sheriff at Dumfries on a man who stole aftershave. Kieran Kelting, 26, of Goldie Crescent, Dumfries, admitted committing the offence at Boots in the town’s High Street in November.