Sep 21 2011 by Gordon Robertson, Airdrie & Coatbridge
A MAN who admitted resisting arrest by clinging to a garden fence had his sentence deferred when he appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court last week for breaching a probation order.
Jason Jarvie (23), previously of Calderglen Court, Petersburn, pleaded guilty to these and a number of other offences. He appeared from custody last Wednesday after being remanded for breaching a probation order that was imposed on April 6.
As well as resisting arrest, Jarvie placed a woman in a state of fear and alarm and failed to turn up in court.
Jarvie resisted police officers who attended an incident on April 2 last year in Hawthorn Drive, Craigneuk.
The accused lay on the pavement outside the house and wrapped his legs around a garden fence, refusing to move.
Officers managed to free Jarvie from the fence but his unruly behaviour continued at Coatbridge police office where he banged his head off the charge bar.
Jarvie, now of Forrest Crescent, Bellshill, also acted in a “threatening or abusive manner” at Calderglen Court on January 1.
The incident involved the accused shouting and swearing at a woman and failing to stop when asked to do so. He pleaded guilty to placing the woman in a state of fear and alarm.
Jarvie admitted failing to turn up at court on August 8 without a reasonable excuse despite being on probation.
The court heard that the accused, who appeared in the dock from custody, had a long-standing alcohol problem.
Defence agent Rowan Myles said his client had “battled with a drink problem for some time”.
Mr Myles asked Sheriff Petra Collins to release Jarvie on bail.
The accused pleaded guilty to all the offences.
But Sheriff Collins was unimpressed by the accused’s record and his performance while on probation.
She continued the case for a social enquiry report and a community service assessment.
Sheriff Collins said: “I’ll defer sentence for background reports but you have to remain in custody.”
Addressing Mr Myles, she added: “Looking at his record I was not convinced that he would adhere to bail conditions.”