Sent to prison
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.