A Stranorlar man who smashed a bottle over the top of one other man after claiming he owed him cash has been jailed for 3 months.
Darius McAteer appeared at Letterkenny District Court docket in Co Donegal charged with assault at an deal with at Cappry, Ballybofey.
The 23-year-old is charged with assault inflicting hurt to Kyle Scanlon on April 14th, 2017.
The courtroom was informed that McAteer and one other unnamed man referred to as to Mr Scanlon’s residence in search of cash that the sufferer allegedly owed to McAteer’s brother.
Garda Sergeant Jim Collins stated that in the course of the dispute McAteer smashed a bottle over the sufferer’s head.
The assault resulted in Mr Scanlon receiving a minimize to his eyebrow which required numerous medical stitches.
McAteer, who pleaded responsible to the cost, has 61 earlier convictions.
He’s at the moment serving a 4 yr jail sentence which he obtained at Letterkenny Circuit Court docket for housebreaking and making threats to kill on July sixteenth, 2020.
McAteer’s solicitor, Mr Frank Dorrian, stated the incident earlier than the courtroom occurred six years in the past when his consumer was aged 17 years and uncontrolled from substance abuse.
His time in jail had introduced McAteer a “nice deal of sight into his life”, added Mr Dorrian.
He added that McAteer is now 24 and is aware of that any substance abuse doesn’t maintain a future for him.
He stated that every one his troubles had been borne out of this dependancy and that he grew to become a goal for unwelcome advances by others due to this however that he has now matured.
“All he can do is his greatest. He has a restricted academic background and he hopes to advance in an orderly method,” added Mr Dorrian.
The accused took to the witness field and apologised to Mr Scanlon and added “I don’t wish to be related to it (violence) no extra.”
The courtroom was informed that McAteer’s launch date from jail is August thirty first, 2024 and that there was no provide of compensation within the case.
Choose Brendan O’Reilly sentenced McAteer to 3 months in jail from his due launch date.
Mr Dorrian stated that his consumer was on bail on the time of this incident and that he has served his sentence saying that so as to add to it might be pointless.
Choose O’Reilly replied that the sentence accessible for the cost is 12 months, that an apology needs to be “dragged” out of McAteer and that no compensation was supplied.
“This can be a critical assault and the three months in jail is a measured response. This was a Part 3 assault the place a bottle was used and blood was drawn,” added Choose O’Reilly
Stranorlar man who smashed bottle over man’s head over cash debt is jailed was final modified: June twenty sixth, 2023 by