Sent to prison

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

A 28-year-old man faced up to po­lice by walk­ing to­wards them amid chil­dren and re­fus­ing to sep­a­rate from them know­ing that a taser had been fired at him in an ef­fort to curb his be­hav­iour.

The po­lice had been called to the Lochside es­tate in Dum­fries where Stewart Gra­ham had been shout­ing and swear­ing at his home at Bab­bing­ton Cres­cent and had been seen strik­ing and dam­ag­ing a door.

As the po­lice ar­rived he walked some chil­dren to­wards them and clashed with of­fi­cers.

At Dum­fries Sher­iff Court, Gra­ham ad­mit­ted be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing or abu­sive man­ner, as­sault­ing a po­lice­man by throw­ing a glass at him caus­ing it to strike him on the body.

He also ad­mit­ted walk­ing chil­dren into“an area of con­flict”, putting another of­fi­cer in a head­lock, spitting at two other of­fi­cers and mak­ing threats and re­fer­ring to of­fi­cers in abu­sive and of­fen­sive terms.

He was jailed for eight months.

■ A 31-year-old mo­torist has been banned from driv­ing for 12 months af­ter fail­ing to give two breath spec­i­mens at Locker­bie Po­lice Sta­tion.

Robert Bell, of Ro­se­vale Road, Dum­fries, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence last Christ­mas Eve af­ter be­ing stopped while driv­ing in Dum­fries.

The court was told he had been taken to Locker­bie be­cause the equip­ment at Dum­fries was not work­ing.

It was stated he had said he had tried his hard­est to give the sam­ples. He was fined £300.

■ A 40-year-old man has been ac­cused in court of ac­cess­ing his wife’s Face­book ac­count and putting of­fen­sive and threat­en­ing mes­sages and pic­tures on it.

Gary Camp­bell, of Moss­park Cres­cent, Dum­fries, who faced a charge of en­gag­ing in con­duct which caused alarm to his wife in June, was also al­leged to have put mes­sages on his Face­book page which were of­fen­sive and threat­en­ing. The case at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court was con­tin­ued to De­cem­ber 10.

■ A man who acted in an ag­gres­sive and in­ti­dat­ing man­ner to­wards his ex-part­ner, has been made the sub­ject of a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der by Sher­iff Brian Mo­han at Dum­fries.

Wil­liam Nel­son, 42, of An­woth Av­enue, Dum­fries, ad­mit­ted be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing or abu­sive man­ner to­wards the woman at nearby Dun­lop Road in April.

He was or­dered to be un­der su­per­vi­sion for 12 months and carry out 150 hours un­paid work.

■ A 26-year-old man who shouted and swore and threat­ened a woman in An­nan, has been fined £375 at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court.

Ri­cardo Fer­nan­des, of Esk Place, An­nan, pleaded guilty to be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner and act­ing in an ag­gres­sively in the town’s High Street and Clap­per­ton Road in Septem­ber.

■ A man who at­tempted to strike a po­lice of­fi­cer with his head, has been fined £340 at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court.

Josh Adams, 21, of Sum­merville Av­enue, Dum­fries, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the as­sault at the Lore­burn Street Po­lice Sta­tion. He also ad­mit­ted be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing or abu­sive man­ner at Church Street, act­ing in an ag­gres­sive man­ner and mak­ing threats of vi­o­lence.

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