Here are five stories from Inverness Sheriff Court you may have missed this week.
1) Highland man sent inappropriate messages to under-age girl on Facebook
A 27-year-old Kiltarlity man who sent inappropriate Facebook messages of a sexual nature to an under-age girl had sentence deferred for three months for social work involvement.
Inverness Sheriff Court heard that Andrew Fraser of Balgate Drive, had a drink problem and sent the messages on December 15 last year.
He admitted the offence and will re-appear for sentence on February 7 next year.
Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald told Fraser: “This was a most unpleasant offence and utterly inappropriate.”
2) Inverness man accused of abduction
A 40 year old Inverness man appeared in private at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday on charges of abduction and assault to injury and danger of life.
Stephen McGarry made no plea, was committed for further examination and remanded in custody.
3) Inverness man who shouted and swore in city shop to learn his fate
A 22 year old Inverness man who shouted and swore in a city Spar shop on May 27 will be sentenced on November 30.
Inverness Sheriff Court was told that William Cooper of Mackintosh Road, was already on a community payback order for another offence.
Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald told Cooper, who admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, that she was obliged to obtain a background report.
4) Inverness man faces housebreaking charge
A 48-year-old Inverness man appeared in private at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday on charges including housebreaking with intent to steal.
William Heron made no plea, was committed for further examination and remanded in custody.
5) Serious assault and robbery charges for Romanian men
Two Romanian men from Birmingham appeared in private at Inverness Sheriff Court on charges including serious assault and robbery,
Ionut Tudoriu, aged 30, and 34 year old Vasile Croitoru made no plea, were committed for further examination and released on bail.