An Inverness man who went on a drunken rampage in the home he shared with his partner escaped a jail sentence yesterday.
But Jordan Macdonald, 22, of Caledonian Road, was warned by Sheriff Margaret Neilson that if he did not co-operate with her community payback order and complete his existing hours as well as an additional 155, he would go straight to jail.
Macdonald was also placed under a year’s supervision and had a two year non-harassment order imposed on him to protect his victim.
Inverness Sheriff Court was previously told that Macdonald smashed up the living room and kitchen of the property, cutting his hand in the process. He then smeared his girlfriend’s clothes with his blood.
He admitted two charges of threatening behaviour and a separate offence of assault to injury.
Fiscal depute Robert Weir said that the assault occurred on April 12 this year after Macdonald encountered another man in the city centre.
He added: “Without explanation, he was head-butted, punched and kicked to the head and body. He suffered reddening to his face and a bruised cheek.”
Mr Weir said the domestic offence took place on July 19 this year after Macdonald returned home in the early hours intoxicated.
He said: “He attempted to argue with his partner at around 4am , becoming aggressive. He was throwing things around in the living room and turned over a table, cutting his hand.
“Blood was splattered everywhere. He then smashed up the kitchen before returning to the living room, shouted and swore at his partner and punched holes in doors and walls.
“She went into the bedroom followed by Macdonald who started to trash the bedroom. He removed her clothes from where they were placed in the room and smeared them with his blood.
“She contacted her mother who informed the police, Officers arrived and found Macdonald in the kitchen where he became aggressive towards them.”