Accused of16-year reign ofterror
A Perthshire man accused of subjecting four different women to a 16-year reign of terror went on trial yesterday.
Forty-one-year-old Jamie Doak, of Ruthven Street, Auchterarder, has denied a five-page indictment detailing a catalogue of alleged offences, said to have taken place between June, 2000, and June, 2016.
It is claimed he subjected his victims, three of them described at one time as his partners, to historic breach of the peace, assault, abduction and harassment charges.
The incidents are said to have taken place at different properties in Crieff, Auchterarder and Blackford, as well as at worldfamous Gleneagles Hotel, the Dunning Hotel and a Perthshire primary school.
Proceedings, before a jury of 10 men and five women, initially started late on Monday and then no evidence was heard at all on Wednesday after depute fiscal Isma Mukhtar was unwell.
Further evidence was to have resumed at 10am yesterday but the trial was again held up after what was described as a “breakdown in communications” with Global Language Services Ltd, which was to provide a
Polish interpreter. A clearly frustrated Sheriff Christopher Shead called the jury into court number one just before noon to apologise for the delay.
Mr Doak has denied that January 6 or 7, 2008, at a house in Crieff, he abducted then partner Joanna Perrett by locking her inside the property and refusing to let her leave.
He is also accused of preventing her from opening windows to call for help, detaining her against her will and then attacking her, dragging her into the living room and throwing her to the ground, all to her severe injury.
A further charge alleges that on various occasions between March, 2008 and September 11, 2012, he abducted another girlfriend, Joanna Chac, and refused to allow her to leave houses in Crieff and Blackford.
A second abduction charge involving the same woman is said to have taken place at a house in Blackford between September 1 and 30, 2012.
He is alleged to have stood in front of her, blocking her exit, seized her phone forcibly and threw it to the ground.
He is then said to have attempted to remove a ring from her finger and dragged her into the living room, to her injury.
Mr Doak is further accused of shouting and swearing and smashing the windscreen of a car by kicking it while it was being driven by Ms Chac at 70mph on the A90 between Stonehaven and Crieff.
Shards of glass are said to have entered the vehicle and landed on the driver, as well as two young children who were passengers at the time, all to their “fear and alarm.”
The charge also alleges that he repeatedly attempted to grab the steering wheel.
One of the harassment charges, involving a fourth woman, Ellie Roy, is claimed to have taken place at Gleneagles Hotel between June 1 and September 30, 2014.
It is alleged that he engaged in a course of conduct which caused her “fear or alarm” by repeatedly telephoning her, sending her text messages, some abusive in nature, and repeatedly loitering at places where he knew she was.
The second stalking charge is alleged to have taken place over a near six-year period and involved Ms Chac.
It is alleged that on various occasions between December 13, 2010, and June 28, 2016, he repeatedly telephoned one of the women and repeatedly entered her home uninvited.
He is then said to have threatened to kill himself and turned up at a primary school, where he knew she would be, before following her in his car.
Mr Doak also denied that on various occasions between June 3, 2000, and August 10, 2006, at houses in Auchterarder, he repeatedly phoned Julie Mailer, his partner at the time, and attempted to induce her to enter into a relationship with him.
It is also alleged that he assaulted the same female by nipping, prodding and kicking her and repeatedly hitting her.
The trial continues.