A Glasgow man was one of two masked raiders who stormed into an Alness house to confront three terrified people in their living room.
Armed with a baseball bat and a hammer, the pair threatened the occupants, who then began struggling with the intruders.
It was during the fracas, that the men were unmasked and recognised as Jamie McCarrick and Ryan Renicks.
Both admitted behaving in a threatening manner on August 24 last year in a house in Westford. Renicks, an Alness 19-year-old but described as a Polmont prisoner, was dealt with in February and sentenced to 12 months detention.
McCarrick of Darnley failed to appear at that hearing but was later arrested.
They had burst into the property, their faces covered by scarves and hoods.
With their weapons poised, they then hovered over one of the young occupants, accusing him of previously kissing a girl.
After the struggle, the pair made off but were traced by police later.
But defence solicitor Rory Gowans said that the catalyst for the incident was a comment by one of the occupants about McCarrick’s late mother.
He said: “It was something about digging her up. He has struggled to cope with her death earlier in the year and he went round to the house.”
Mr Gowans said McCarrick was currently serving a custodial sentence which ends on June 21.
Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood told McCarrick that he was not going to treat him any differently than his co-accused and jailed the 30 year old for a total of 373 days to be served consecutively to his current period of incarceration.