Man jailed for knife offence
An alert went out to police from a specialist drug and alcohol service unit when it was suspected a client might be armed with a knife.
When officers went to the facility at Lochside Road in Dumfries they found 43-year-old Gary Hunter had a six-inch knife down his leg.
And a court heard that when challenged about it he became aggressive and started shouting and calling the officers names.
In the court at Dumfries, Hunter, who has a tenancy at Kirkcudbright, but who was described as a prisoner at Barlinnie, admitted having the knife in a public place without reasonable excuse in September.
He also pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner at the unit, at Dumfries Infirmary, Loreburn Street Police Station and in a police car.
The court heard that he shouted and swore at officers and medical staff, struggled with cops and threatened to spit at them.
He also admitted assaulting one officer by attempting to kick him on the body at the police station.
Solicitor Gavin Orr said Hunter had health problems and had taken valium on this occasion to relieve anxiety. He didn’t remember much of what had happened.
Jailing Hunter for ten months, Sheriff Brian Mohan said it was his fourth knife offence and he had quite a record over the years.