Court hears man made threats to kill women and threatened to ‘ram’ a property

A man who had gone to two properties in Ballymena made threats to kill females and at one address he said he was going to “ram” it.

Friday, 19th November 2021, 4:28 pm

Details emerged at Ballymena Magistrates Court which heard that Jack McFall (19), with an address listed as Ballynafie Road, Portglenone, had driven at 100mph in a vehicle with a damaged windscreen.

A prosecutor said McFall shouted: “Come out, I’m going to kill you” to a female in the Dunclug area on June 25 this year and then at Nursery Close in the town, whilst there in a car, he had shouted: “Youse are dead, I’m going to ram the house”.

District Judge Nigel Broderick said the defendant had initially claimed he had pulled up in a car to try and get wi-fi.

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The court heard that when police went to the defendant’s home he struck an officer on the chin and hit a female officer on the lip and side of the face.

The defendant then kicked a police vehicle a number of times before making off.

Police noted a car windscreen was damaged which “would have affected his ability to drive” but they believed he had done speeds of over 100mph.

McFall was eventually located at a shed and arrested.

Judge Broderick handed down a Combination Order of Probation and Community Service; banned him from driving for three months and fined him £200.