A 22-year-old Stewartry man has been accused of six charges involving assaults and threatening behaviour in Dumfries at the weekend.
Tighe Gallacher, of Templand, Crossmichael, pleaded not guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court to committing the offences at Friar’s Vennel in Dumfries.
He denied asaulting another man, seizing hold of him and struggling violently with him and kicking a door open causing it to strike a woman on the head.
He also pleaded not guilty to behaving in a threatening manner, acting aggressively and assaulting a police officer by pushing him on the body.
In addition he denied challenging others to fight and resisting and struggling violently with police officers. Trial has been set for January.
Family tensions came to a head when a 47-year-old man became aggressive after drinking.
Damien Piekarus was ordered out of Drummore Dairy House at Town head, Kirkcudbright.
And it landed him in Dumfries Sheriff Court where he admitted behaving in a threatening manner, shouting and acting aggressively in July.
The court was told that Piekarus had come to Scotland at his mother’s request and was staying at the family home where he said she had got on to him about his inability to find a job.
Solicitor Roger Colledge said that, as a result of the incident, Piekarus had to leave the house and had since been living in homeless accommodation at Queensberry Street in Dumfries.
He added: “He has no income or benefits and his Polish bank account is almost dry.”
Sheriff Ross McFarlane deferred sentence for six months and warned Piekarus to be of good behaviour.
A 51-year-old man has been banned by a sheriff from entering-Victoria Place in Kirkcudbright until the outcome of a case in which he is accused of behaving in a threatening manner and damaging property.
Omar Niven, of Stirling Crescent, Kirkcudbright, pleaded not guilty to going to a house in Victoria Place uninvited at the weekend, repeatedly kicking a door and repeatedly opening a letter box,
He also denied damaging a door by pulling a letter box from it.
Trial at Dumfries Sheriff Court has been set for December.
When police called at the home of 23-year-old Liam Beswick to check he was abiding by his bail curfew, they were told by his mother that he wasn’t in.
And at Dumfries Sheriff Court, Beswick maintained that he actually was home but hadn’t told his mother when he came it earlier.
In the dock, Beswick, of Reoch Park, Springholm, pleaded guilty to breaching the 7pm to 7am curfew order by not answering the door when police had called on October 3.
Solicitor Roger Colledge said that Beswick had gone straight to his room when he returned home and his mother had been unaware that he was in the house and he had not heard the police call.
He was fined £100.