Milford man smashed door after refusal to see son

A man used a hammer to smash the door of a house after he was refused entry to see his child, a court has heard.

A man used a hammer to smash the door of a house after he was refused entry to see his child, a court has heard.

Chris Toye of 239 Lower Mount Marian, Milford, admitted criminal damage at 19 Ard Na Glaisce, Kilmacrennan on March 3rd, 2011.

Letterkenny District Court heard that Toye came to the house to visit his son. He returned at 11.40pm and used a hammer to smash the glass window on a door. He left the scene in jeep.

In a further incident on April 13th. 2012 gardaí were called to the home of the defendant’s mother after a row between Toye and his brother. After gardaí arrived Toye started shouting at his mother and had to be prevented from getting to her by gardaí.

After being taken to Mliford garda Station he threw himself on the ground and had to be carried into the station. He also wrapped his legs around one of the gardai and refused to get off him, dragging him to the ground.

Toye also pleaded guilty to an offence on May 21st 2012 at Upper Mount Marrian, Milford. Gardaíreceived a report that Toye had been verbally abusing the occupant of a house and had placed a bottle behind his back, giving the impression he was going to throw it. Solicitor Frank Dorrian told the court that Toye had been under the impression that someone in the house had stolen his friend’s mobile phone. He said Toye was from a difficult background and had used drink to combat stresses in his life. The court heard Toye had previous convictions for public order and road traffic offences. Judge Paul Kelly told the Toye that unless he helps himself he will find himself in significant difficulty. He adjourned the case until September 23rd.