Man jailed for knife of­fence

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

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.

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