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.