A person who threatened to burn his neighbours’ home down has been fined a complete of €350.
Arnold Boyce appeared at Letterkenny District Courtroom charged with making threats to burn down a home at Townspark in Convoy.
The court docket heard that on June seventh, 2023, Gardai acquired a report of a dispute between neighbours in Convoy.
Gardai attended the scene at 9.20pm and located Boyce leaving his deal with together with his fists clenched.
As he was leaving he threatened Gardai telling them “I’ll be again, they’ll be shifting out and I’ll be torching the shite out of them.”
Boyce was later arrested and charged that he did make to Garda Wayne Keown of Ballybofey Garda Station, a risk intending that he, Garda Wayne Keown, would concern it might be carried out, to wreck property to wit, threaten to burn down quantity 40 Townsparks, Convoy belonging to Ms Jean Harkin, Opposite to Part 3 of the Legal Injury Act 1991.
Solicitor for Boyce, Mr Michael Shiel, stated this was a case of dangerous blood between neighbours which “bought out of hand.”
He stated that his consumer had drink taken and he by no means had any intention of finishing up such a risk saying it was “drink discuss.”
He added that his consumer claimed this was not a one-sided state of affairs and that he had suffered lots of intimidation additionally.
Mr Shiel defined that his consumer was 52 years of age, a single man and had completely no earlier convictions of any sort.
He had labored in England as a digger driver for a few years however stopped when he suffered in poor health well being.
Mr Boyce had additionally misplaced his son in tragic circumstances 4 years in the past and had suffered from melancholy since.
Mr Shiel requested the Decide if she would take the truth that Boyce had reached the aged of 52 years with none form of felony report into consideration.
Decide Eiteain Cunningham stated she would first like to specific her condolences with Mr Boyce on the lack of his son.
Nonetheless, she described the incident as “a most critical matter” and one which couldn’t be condoned or accepted.
She added that it was unlucky that the accused had reached this stage in his life with no convictions and had now launched into this kind on behaviour and fallen foul of the legislation.
She fined Boyce €350 and allowed him six months to pay and in addition granted authorized assist within the case.
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