Defendant threatened to burn out the home of another man

Community Service Order imposed in Ardara dispute case

Defendant threatened to burn out the home of another man

An Ardara man who was convicted of threatening to burn out the home of another man has been given a Community Service Order at Glenties District Court.

Defence solicitor Micheal Gillespie said that a Probation Report had recommended Community Service in this case.

41-year-old Conal Gildea, Glenconwell, Ardara was convicted on a charge of threatening to burn out the home of Stephen Sweeney and then approaching Stephen Sweeney with a wheel brace and intimidating him by pointing and swinging it in his direction in the course of a dispute on February 19 last year at Glenconwell, Ardara.

The defendant was also found guilty on a different charge that he made a threat to cause criminal damage to property belonging to Stephen Sweeney by telling him: "I will burn you out." at the same location.

Mr Gillespie said his client was not in court.
Judge Paul Kelly sentenced the defendant to 120 hours of Community Service in lieu of four months in jail.

The threat to cause criminal damage charge was taken into consideration.

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