MAN WHO TERRORISED EX PARTNER WARNED HE WILL GO TO JAIL THE NEXT TIME

first_imgA Ballybofey man who faced a catalogue of charges after repeatedly breaking a barring order against his ex-partner and their children has escaped going to jail.Gareth Reid appearing at an earlier court sitting.Gareth Reid appeared before Letterkenny District Court yesterday facing a total of 15 charges. Reid, 32, a former Donegal county councillor, had pleaded guilty to 14 charges of breaching a barring order and another charge of criminal damage.Fourteen of those charges were committed by Reid while he was out on bail.His case was adjourned until yesterday to allow for probation reports into his cases involving the charges which took place between April 1st and November 29th, 2013.Judge Paul Kelly said the probation report suggested that Reid had engaged with counseling and probation services who said it was unlikely that he would now reoffend.However the Judge added said “Some of these cases were of an extremely terrifying nature. His partner gave evidence about the affect it had on her and her children.“Mr Reid persisted in offending repeatedly and that is something I cannot allow to go unpunished.”Judge Paul Kelly warned Reid that if he got into further trouble he would find himself behind bars.“Given the number of offenses involved you have been treated with considerable leniency but you have had umpteen chances and you will not be given any more. If you stay out of trouble you will stay out of jail,” he said.On three sample charges of breaching a barring order, Judge Kelly jailed Reid, of Lawnsdale, Ballybofey to a total of six months in prison but suspended the sentence for a year.MAN WHO TERRORISED EX PARTNER WARNED HE WILL GO TO JAIL THE NEXT TIME was last modified: January 20th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyBARRING ORDERcounty councillordonegalGareth ReidLetterkenny Courtlast_img

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