Man jailed for firing ball-bearing gun
A MAN who fired a ball-bearing gun at a taxi belonging to his girlfriend’s expartner has been jailed.
Darren Anderson, 28, of Lily Walker Centre, Ann Street, ran at the taxi near the home of the driver’s mother in Morgan Street, firing “what sounded like” a total of six shots at the car, Dundee Sheriff Court was told.
When he was arrested, Anderson denied the offences, claiming the complainer Roddy Balfour had invented the incidents as there was bad blood between Balfour and his ex-partner, who now lived with Anderson.
However Anderson’s DNA was found on the BB gun and on a container containing ball bearings compatible with the weapon, which is not a prohibitive firearm.
Anderson admitted that on November 19 2016, in Morgan Street, he possessed a firearm with the intention of having Mr Balfour believe that unlawful violence would be used against him.
He further admitted that, on the same date and at the same place and elsewhere, knowing he had been given a prison sentence on June 2 2015, before the expiration of five years from the date of his release, he possessed a pistol.
He was jailed for 14 months.