Garelochhead crime: Man threw electrical objects into apartment in row fueled by drinks

A MAN aggressively threw electrical objects and headbutted a door during an argument with his partner at a flat in Garelochhead.

Sam Smith, of Station Road, acted in a threatening and abusive manner by shouting, swearing and refusing to leave the property on Hepburn Road on November 24 last year.

The 30-year-old then threw a number of objects around the property and headbutted a door during the argument.

His defense lawyer, Stephen McGuire, told a court hearing: ‘He acknowledges that his behavior on this occasion was unacceptable. He must allow a change in his attitude towards alcohol.

“He’s taking steps to address his drinking problem that was under the surface, so it looks like progress is being made.”

The hearing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on February 8 was told Smith’s partner was not in favor of a non-harassment order that would bar Smith from having any contact with her.

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Sheriff William Gallacher told Smith, “This is a very unpleasant incident.

“You come to court with no significant criminal history. From what I heard, the individual will tolerate and support you.

“You may not deserve it, but you have to live up to it.

“It’s time to change and do things differently.”

The sheriff has placed Smith on a community reimbursement order which will see him supervised by a social worker for the next 15 months.

He was also given a driving requirement to attend anger management counseling sessions.

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