Defendant threatened garda’s fiancée

A MAN who threatened a garda and his fiancée had his case adjourned for the preparation of a probation report at Kilkenny Court.

A MAN who threatened a garda and his fiancée had his case adjourned for the preparation of a probation report at Kilkenny Court.

Ronan Houlihan, 27 Westfield, Callan is charged with disorderly conduct, failure to comply with the direction of a garda and engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour.

Inspector Liam Connolly told the court that on the date in question the defendant was intoxicated and was shouting at passers-by. Gardaí asked the defendant to leave the scene and when they returned to the scene a short time later the defendant was there. He threatened a garda that he knew where he lived and threatened the garda that he knew where his fiancée lived. The defendant then ran off and hid under a car. He was arrested a short time later.

He is also charged with having drugs in his possession for his own use at Westfield on December 8, 2010; at Outrath Road, Loughboy on November 27, 2010; and at John Street on January 20.

Judge David Anderson adjourned the case to February 14 for the preparation of a probation report.