Gun threat man in term

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

A Fallin man who threat­ened to “get a gun” and use it has been jailed.

Ryan McNeil ap­peared at Stir­ling Sher­iff Court on Wed­nes­day, charged with be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing and abu­sive man­ner by shout­ing, swear­ing a mak­ing threats of vi­o­lence.

McNeil (23), who ap­peared from cus­tody, com­mit­ted the of­fence in Pol­maise Cres­cent, Fallin, in Fe­bru­ary this year.

At around 2.55pm on Fe­bru­ary 1 the male and fe­male wit­nesses at­tended Pol­maise Cres­cent and en­coun­tered McNeil.

Fis­cal de­pute, Lind­sey Brooks said: “The ac­cused was look­ing for a fight. The wit­ness said he was just out of hospi­tal and didn’t want to fight.”

The court heard how McNeil then said: “I’ll go get a gun and get you”.

De­fence agent, Frazer McCready, said that the fa­ther-oftwo, whose mother died sud­denly last year, had been told by his aunt that the wit­ness had been mak­ing re­marks about him. McNeil had pre­vi­ously been in a re­la­tion­ship with the other wit­ness.

Sher­iff Ali­son Mckay de­scribed it as “an un­pleas­ant in­ci­dent” and jailed him for five months.

McNeil had also ap­peared at Stir­ling Sher­iff Court ear­lier in the week on a sep­a­rate charge. On Mon­day he was jailed for six months for steal­ing his own Christmas-present jumper from an aunt’s house and was later ar­rested while wear­ing the item.

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