Sep 21 2012 by Colin Rutherford, Kilmarnock Standard
A MAN who admitted assaulting a woman at a Kilmarnock house was jailed for 14 days last week.
Desmond Stevenson, 42, of Napier Place, Glasgow, pleaded guilty to carrying out the assault at a property in Dunoon Avenue in January.
Ziad Hassan, prosecuting, described the offence as “a domestic incident”.
He told Kilmarnock Sheriff Court that the couple were in the victim’s house when Stevenson “started complaining about personal matters”.
The woman asked him to leave and the couple walked towards the front door. It was then that Stevenson grabbed her by the jacket and pulled her to the ground.
Said Mr Hassan: “The accused pushed the witness on the chest, whilst at the same time holding her over a wooden fence in the front garden. This was witnessed by neighbours and police were called.”
An agent for Stevenson said that “both parties had been drinking”.
Sheriff Iona McDonald fined Stevenson £300, but no time to pay was allowed and the alternative of 14 days imprisonment imposed.
A SERIOUS assault charge was denied by a 25-year-old Kilmarnock man. Stephen McCammond, of Balfour Court, is accused of entering a house in Cameron Drive in June and kicking a man twice to his severe injury.
He pleaded not guilty and trial was set for January at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.
Accused of attack
A FENWICK woman accused of a bottle attack has denied the offence.
Rosa McKay, 19, of Main Road, is charged with assaulting a female in Lainshaw Street, Stewarton, by pulling her hair and striking her on the head with a bottle in June. Trial was set for January at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.