Man banned from village; COURT CASEBOOK.
The order was imposed as a condition of bail after Nicky Gardner, of Newton Square, Gretna, was allowed bail on a charge of engaging in a course of conduct which alarmed a woman in the village.
Gardner pleaded not guilty to repeatedly sending offensive messages via Facebook, entering the home of the woman uninvited while she was sleeping and unaware, answering her mobile phone, kicking a door, seizing her telephone and throwing and smashing it and acting in an aggressive manner between March 27 and 31.
He also denied assaulting and punching her on March 27 and again on March 31 assaulting her, seizing her hand and squeezing it.
Trial has been set for next month.
| A 27-year-old man, accused of engaging in conduct which alarmed an ex-partner in Annan, has been remanded in custody for trial by the sheriff at Dumfries.
Scott Garrity, of Springbells Road, Annan, pleaded not guilty to committing the offence between March 28 and April 2 at Latimer Road and the premises of the Annandale Observer in the town's High Street.
He denied repeatedly walking past a house, staring in, repeatedly calling out and making an offensive remark to her and also at the Observer office approaching her sister.
In addition he denied that on April 3 at Dumfries Police Station and in a vehicle between there and Dumfries Infirmary he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner towards police officers, shouting and swearing and making threats and at the Loreburn Street Police Station assaulting an employee and spitting at him.
Trial at has been set for later this month.
| A 30-year-old woman is to face trial on a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at a shouse in Castle Douglas.
Ashleigh Chalmers, of Dee Avenue, Castle Douglas, pleaded not guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court to shouting and swearing, acting in an aggressive manner, making threats of violence and damaging garden objects in February Trial has been set for July.
| A 46-year-old motorist who was found to be banned from driving when stopped by police on the M74 near Lockerbie and then running away from police, has been jailed for five months.
Paul Foley, from Liverpool, was also banned from the roads for two years by the sheriff at Dumfries.
Foley admitted committing the offence in May, 2016, as well as using a car without insurance and attempting to pervert the course of justice by running away from police officers near Quass Loaning in Lockerbie.
| A community payback order with conditions of two years'supervision and 165 hours unpaid work has been imposed by the sheriff at Dumfries on a 28-year-old man who behaved in a threatening or abusive manner towards his partner.
Stewart Roy, of Lochside Road, Dumfries, admitted that at Galloway Street and Alloway Avenue in the town, between September 2011 and August 2017, he shouted and swore and acted in an aggressive and intimidating manner towards his partner.
| A man who was in possession of cocaine and cannabis in Eastriggs has been fined PS110 at Dumfries Sheriff Court. Christopher Marshall, of Brisbane Road, Eastriggs, admitted committing both charges at his home in April last year.
| A 40-year-old man who behaved in a threatening manner towards his 63-year-old mother has had his case at Dumfries Sheriff Court continued for background reports.
Simon Finlay, of Friars'Vennel, Dumfries, admitted shouting and acting in an aggressive and threatening manner in January. Sentence was deferred to April 24.