June 22, 2024

A person threatened Gardai with a chainsaw after they referred to as to his house at 7am throughout a home dispute.

Matthew Smyth appeared at Letterkenny District Court docket in Co Donegal charged with a lot of offences.

The courtroom was instructed that Gardai rushed to Smyth’s house at Dunross, Culdaff after the accused man’s father was punched and threatened with a damaged pint glass.

Gardai arrived on the scene at 7.12am on April sixteenth, 2021 and tried to realize entry to the home.

However after they did so that they have been met by Smyth who was waving a chainsaw at them.

The 27-year-old additionally produced a damaged fence publish which he threatened Gardai with through the stand-off.

Garda Sergeant Jim Collins mentioned that Smyth was spoken to by Gardai and finally put the chainsaw down.

Sgt Collins mentioned he understood that there was no chain within the chainsaw on the time.

Smyth was arrested and later detained underneath Part 12 of the Psychological Well being Act and obtained remedy and help.

He’s charged with assaulting Christopher Smyth on April sixteenth, 2021 opposite to Part 2 of the Non-Deadly Offences Towards the Individuals Act, 1997.

He’s additionally charged that he did showing to be about to commit an offence, to wit an article able to inflicting critical damage, to wit a chainsaw with motor and blades operating, this offence opposite to Part 11 of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act of 1990.

He’s additionally charged that in an assault produce in a fashion doubtless unlawfully intimidate one other individual an article able to inflicting critical damage, to wit, a damaged half pint glass.

On the identical date is is charged that he did showing to be about to commit an offence, to wit, assault in the middle of a dispute produce in a fashion doubtless unlawfully to intimidate one other individual an article able to inflicting critical damage , to wit, a fencing publish.

The courtroom was instructed that the accused has no earlier convictions of any sort.

Decide Eiteain Cunningham adjourned the case till September 4th to permit her time to learn the Probation Report in full.

Man threatened Gardai with chainsaw throughout home dispute was final modified: July twenty sixth, 2023 by Employees Author