Man threatened to kill his partner after taking phone

The Horseshoe and Saddlers, Belmore Street, Enniskillen    RMG25

Dispute took place near the Horseshoe Bar in Enniskillen RMG25

A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to nine months in prison for three breaches of a non-molestation order, making threats to kill and common assault.
Mindaugas Cetrauskas of Tonystick Mews in Enniskillen appeared before Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday via videolink from Maghaberry Prison.   
The offences were made against his former partner, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, on dates between April 11th and 21st this year.
The court was told that the female contacted police after being approached by Cetrauskas at Forthill Road in Enniskillen at 10am on the morning of April 11th, breaching an order imposed by the court the previous November. The injured party claimed that the defendant grabbed her and took her mobile phone from her, telling her to meet him at a nearby address if she wanted it back. Cetrauskas cycled away from the scene and when the woman met him at the address given, the court heard that the defendant told her “he would kill her if she was ever seen with another man”. After being reported to police and subsequently arrested, Cetrauskas admitted being in the Forthill Street area at the time but denied the allegations against him. CCTV from the nearby Horseshoe Bar showed the woman walking down the street pushing a pram before being approached by the defendant who tried to grab her.
On April 21st, police made contact with the woman who claimed that she had received 18 calls from the defendant, who in turn said it was the injured party had rang and texted him.
Defence solicitor Stephen Fitzpatrick said his client had been in custody for the past five months and fully accepted the breach.
Giving credit for his early plea, District Judge Nigel Broderick said there had been serious breaches of a court order and the custody threshold had been crossed. He sentenced Cetrauskas to a total of nine months in prison and imposed a two year order prohibiting him from harrassing or pestering the injured party. The judge also ordered that any childcare arrangements involving their child be made through a third party. Cetrauskas was warned that if there were any further breaches, he would run the risk of a further custodial sentence.

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