A MAN was arrested at his sister’s wedding at the Lough Erne Resort after police recognised there was a bench warrant out for him.
Jordan Madine (25) of Coates Row, Belfast, appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court last Wednesday where he pleaded guilty where he pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour, resisting police, and criminal damage.
On Wednesday, October 31st police received a report of a disturbance at the Lough Erne Resort. When they arrived they met Madine in the grounds of the hotel, where two women were shouting at him near the lodges.
While dealing with the situation, police realised there was a bench warrant out on Madine, for a traffic matter. When the officers arrested the defendant on foot of the warrant he began shouting and swearing, and had to be put in the police car.
Madine continued to be aggressive when in the car and a prison van had to be brought to the scene. The officers had to physically put him in the van as he refused to get into it. When in the van he spat on it twice.
Defence barrister Stephen Fitzpatrick said Madine had been at his sister’s wedding at the resort when a dispute broke out between other people at the celebrations. He said the defendant had been trying to remove the people when police arrived and recognised him as being subject to the warrant.
“Unfortunately he reacted badly at the fact he would be taken from his sister’s wedding,” said the barrister.
Mr Fitzpatrick said Madine had no relevant previous convictions, and the incident was out of character. He added Madine was annoyed he’d brought disrepute to his sister’s wedding.
District Judge Michael Ranaghan was told Madine’s family intended on helping him pay any fine imposed on him, and the judge said he was taken this into consideration in sentencing. He fined Madine a total of £375.
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