Bran­dished knife

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

A man who bran­dished a knife at his ex-part­ner has been made the sub­ject of a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der by the sher­iff at Dum­fries with a con­di­tion he carry out 150 hours un­paid work.

Gary Smith, 45, of Dal­swin­ton, was found guilty of be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner at Kirk­ton in June. He was cleared of as­sault­ing her and throw­ing a phone at her.

■ A 21-year-old man who be­haved in a threat­en­ing man­ner to­wards a woman has had his sen­tence at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court de­ferred to next Au­gust.

Danny Roberts, of The Mead­ows, Dal­beat­tie, was warned to be of good be­hav­iour.

He ad­mit­ted that, in June at Co­p­land Ter­race in Dal­beat­tie, he shouted and swore and acted ag­gres­sively to­wards her.

■ A 21-year-old man who made threats of vi­o­lence to­wards his ex-part­ner and dam­aged house­hold items, has had his sen­tence de­ferred at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court un­til next Au­gust.

Jamie Skel­ton, of Bor­der Cres­cent, Gretna, ad­mit­ted be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner at Cadg­ill Road at the week­end.

He also ad­mit­ted be­ing in pos­ses­sion of cannabis.

He was warned to be of good be­hav­iour.

■ Back­ground re­ports have been or­dered by the sher­iff at Dum­fries on a 29-year-old man who as­saulted his ex-part­ner by throw­ing a mo­bile phone at her.

James War­dle, of Mel­bourne Court, Eas­triggs, was found guilty of com­mit­ting the of­fence in May and also to mak­ing threats of vi­o­lence. Sen­tence was de­ferred to December 21.

■ A man is to face trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court on a charge of set­ting fire to the let­ter­box of a house at Moss­park Drive in the town.

The fire is said to have caused dam­age to the front door and smoke dam­age through­out.

James Agnew, 52, of Howgill Brae, An­nan, pleaded not guilty to com­mit­ting the of­fence in June, 2016, and trial has been set for next month.

■ Po­lice check­ing out a re­port of a sus­pi­cious per­son in a coun­try area found 36-year-old Michael Cun­ning­ham … and he was in pos­ses­sion of a saw and a knife.

It landed him be­fore the sher­iff at Dum­fries where he ad­mit­ted be­ing in pos­ses­sion of the items at Bel­ten­mont, Kirkpatrick Flem­ing, at the week­end with­out rea­son­able ex­cuse.

But Sher­iff Brian Mo­han at Dum­fries de­ferred sen­tence on Cun­ning­ham, from Wi­gan, af­ter it was re­vealed that he had been taking an op­por­tu­nity to get some free fire­wood.

He was warned to be of good be­hav­iour and the case was con­tin­ued to May next year.

■ A teenager who be­haved in a threat­en­ing man­ner to­wards his ex-part­ner has been fined £200 at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court.

Daw­son McAl­lis­ter, 19, of Spring­bells Road, An­nan, was also or­dered to pay com­pen­sa­tion of £100 af­ter he ad­mit­ted shout­ing and swear­ing and strug­gling with her at New Abbey in 2016.

He also pleaded guilty to be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner at Quarry Road at Lochar­briggs in July this year, chal­leng­ing an­other per­son, and dam­ag­ing prop­erty by throw­ing a fence pole at a win­dow which broke.

In ad­di­tion he ad­mit­ted be­ing in pos­ses­sion of cannabis resin at Dum­fries Po­lice Sta­tion.

■ A 33-year-old man has been ac­cused in court of be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner at a neigh­bour­ing house in Dum­fries.

Andrew But­ter­worth, of Golf Av­enue, Dum­fries, pleaded not guilty to mak­ing threats of vi­o­lence at the week­end.

Trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court has been set for Feb­ru­ary.

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