Drunk yob told ex: I’m not finished with you
Bully jailed for making chilling threats to former partner
A drunken bully who broke bail conditions to threaten his ex-girlfriend has been jailed.
Lout Luke McLean, 26, phoned Angela Lee at her home where he made chilling threats that he still “wasn’t finished with her.”
Paisley Sheriff Court heard the accused also threatened another witness present at her house in Renfrew, saying he was “bringing down 15 boys” to sort them out.
McLean had been released on strict conditions on August 23 that he did not approach or contact Ms Lee. He then made threats against her and her family on September 15.
Fiscal depute Margaret McCallum said: “Witness Ms Lee was within her home along with her partner, her mother and her four children.
“At around 9.30pm she received a text message from a phone number, which she had saved under the name John McLean.
“He is the father of the accused, her ex-partner.
“The text related to one of the children who resides with Ms Lee. “She simply ignored the text. “A short time later she received a phone call from the same number.
“She answered this. She recognised the first voice as that of John McLean, her ex-partner’s father.
“He appeared to be heavily intoxicated and was not making much sense.
“At this point another voice appeared and she recognised this as the accused.
“She put the phone on loudspeaker so that other witnesses could her what was being said.
“One of the witnesses present entered the conversation. A short time later the accused became verbally abusive and threatening towards the witness.
“The accused made reference to an upcoming court date between the accused and Ms Lee. The accused said he was going to bring 15 boys down. He made the threats to the witness.
“The accused then directly addressed Ms Lee and said he wasn’t finished with her yet.”
The court heard McLean, now living at Briargrove Terrace, Inverness, was with a new partner after the relationship with the complainer finished.
He appeared at court and pleaded guilty to a charge under the Communications Act where he phoned his ex-partner and made a call that was obscene and menacing in character, and he acted in an aggressive manner towards Ms Lee.
He also admitted breaching terms of his bail by contacting her when under legal conditions not to.
Defence agent Bob Mitchell said: “The relationship is now definitely at an end. He has moved away from the area and is living with a new partner.
“Alcohol had been taken. He has no recollection of the offence.”
However, Sheriff Craig Harris took a dim view of the accused’s record and handed him four months in jail.
He said: “You have a conviction for a similar offence in January 2017.
“And you were placed on a Community Payback Order for three years in August of 2017.
“You now have a second Communications Act offence from September this year.
“Breaching bail conditions against your ex-partner and then threatening a person in the context of a court case with the complainer, is very serious.”
Sheriff Harris explained that custody was the only appropriate option given the offence was committed while McLean subject to numerous bail order.