A 34-year-old man who admitted making threats in prison to harm others, has been fined £500 at Dumfries Sheriff Court.
Christopher Harkins, who is currently serving a prison sentence, admitted committing the offence at Dumfries Prison and also making threats to a woman. He was given no time to pay.
An Annan woman has faced a court twice within five days.
Ewelina Plichta, 26, was in the dock first on a charge of behaving in a threatening manner towards a man at Caledonian Place, in the town, on Hogmanay, acting aggressively and spitting on him.
She pleaded not guilty and trial was set for March.
She then again faced the court in Dumfries, and this time admitted breaching a bail condition not to contact the man by meeting him at Caledonian Place on January 3. She claimed she had gone to pick up clothes.
Plitcha, who had an interpreter by her side, was warned that court orders must be obeyed but was admonished on this occasion.
A man has admitted in court engaging in conduct which alarmed his former partner.
Ian Brown, 37, of Laghall Court, Kingholm Quay, pleaded guilty to repeatedly sending emails, images and repeatedly phoning a nursing home requesting information about her, on one occasion claiming to be a police officer.
The offence took place between December 29 and January.
Solicitor Ranald Lindsay told Dumfries sheriff Court that Brown now accepted that the relationship was over and drink seemed to have played a part.
Sheriff Brian Mohan said the charge was“quite concerning”and called for background reports.
Sentence was deferred to January 30.
A man is to face trial in April on a charge of stealing copper cable at Station Yard in Castle Douglas. Alexander Grierson, 53, of Dunmuir Road, Castle Douglas, pleaded not guilty to committing the offence last April.