Here are five stories from Inverness Sheriff Court that you may have missed this week.
1) Woman abused partner after coming to his house looking for hairspray
A woman who abused her partner and resisted arrest was fined £250 at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday.
Donna Gunn, 38, of Harbour Court, Inverness, turned up unannounced at her partner’s flat in Dunabban Road looking for a can of hairspray.
But depute fiscal David Morton said she began shouting and swearing at Wayne Lee, making abusive remarks to him before kicking the front door of his flat.
The fiscal said when the police were called she took exception to be being detained and started struggling with officers and lashing out with her feet.
She admitted behaving in an abusive or threatening manner on August 25 and resisting arrest.
2) Alcoholic who struggled with partner making good progress with treatment
A 40-year-old alcoholic was ordered to be of good behaviour for six months after a Sheriff heard he was making good progress on a treatment programme.
Inverness Sheriff Court heard yesterday that John Hayden, of Marchburn Court, North Kessock, is already undertaking a community payback order (CPO).
He appeared for sentence and admitted shouting,swearing and struggling with his partner on July 3 last year.
Defending, Clare Russell said her client had an alcohol addiction which he was addressing through the CPO.
“He has little recollection of the offence but accepts full responsibility.” she added.
3) Highland man brandished knife at house in Dingwall
A 33-year-old Dingwall man was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid community work after admitting three separate breaches of the peace.
William Beattie, of Peffery Road, was also placed on a restriction of liberty order between 10pm and 6am for six months by Sheriff David Sutherland.
Beattie became embroiled in a struggle with police in Tulloch Street on April 10 last year.
Then a month later on May 18, he shouted and swore at his partner in her house at Macrae Crescent.
The third offence occurred on July 16 in the same house, when he shouted and swore and brandished a knife.
4) Window cleaner argued with former partner after babysitting her dogs
A 43-year-old window cleaner became involved in a drunken argument with his former partner after ‘babysitting’ her dogs while she went on a night out.
At Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday, John Campbell, of Station Road, Beauly, admitted behaving in a threatening manner in a house in Orchard Street on October 16 last year and was fined £400.
5) Assault victim wokr up with cuts all over his body
Sentence was deferred until next month on two Culloden men who were involved in a city centre altercation with a man and a woman following a birthday celebration.
At Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday, Korri Macdonald, 23 and of Walker Crescent, admitted punching Lee Maciver, knocking him unconscious.
His co-accused, 20-year-old Tristan Mackenzie, also of Walker Crescent, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner and struggling with Abbie Fraser in Church Street in May last year.
Depute fiscal David Morton said Mr Maciver fell to the ground after being punched once and he recalls waking up to find himself with cuts all over his body.
He said Ms Fraser spoke of a ‘splatter of blood’ when Mr Maciver hit the ground.
“She grabbed hold of Mackenzie because he didn’t want him to get away. They struggled and ended up on the ground together.”
Mackenzie’s lawyer Shahid Latif said his client had gone out that evening to celebrate his birthday. He said he only became involved when he was grabbed by Ms Fraser.
Ken Ferguson, solicitor for Macdonald, said the two men were heading down toward Bank Street when there was a verbal exchange and someone approached him in an aggressive manner.
“He took the view it was going to become physical and threw the first punch.”
Mr Ferguson said Macdonald administered first aid to his victim and put him in the recovery position.
Sheriff Margaret Neilson deferred sentence on both accused until March 6 for a background report.