May 19, 2024

A bench warrant has been issued for a Letterkenny man with 40 earlier convictions who abused gardai when requested to depart a criminal offense scene.

Mark Pope was attributable to seem earlier than Ballyshannon District Court docket on Friday.

The court docket heard that Pope, of Thornberry, Mountain Prime, Letterkenny, didn’t pay a hard and fast cost penalty discover in reference to an incident on October 9, 2022.

Garda Claire O’Hara instructed the court docket that gardai have been coping with a severe incident at a home at East Rock, Ballyshannon during which Pope and others have been current.

Superintendent Duffy declared the home a criminal offense scene at 6.40am. Pope and the opposite occupants have been requested to depart.

After going exterior, Pope, who was mentioned to be intoxicated on the time, started shouting at gardai: “You’re what’s flawed with this nation”. Pope instructed the officers current that they have been “corrupt”.

Pope was requested a number of occasions to desist earlier than being arrested below part 4 of the Felony Justice (Public Order) Act, 1994 and conveyed to Ballyshannon Garda Station.

A set cost penalty discover was issued, however was not paid.

The court docket heard that Pope has 40 earlier convictions, the final of which dates again to 2015. Of these, three have been below the Misuse of Medication Act with 4 for prison harm and 4 below the Public Order Act.

After being knowledgeable that Pope was not current in court docket, Choose Brendan O’Reilly issued a bench warrant.

Bench warrant issued for Letterkenny man who abused Gardai was final modified: Might 4th, 2024 by Employees Author