Dundalk court: Teenager threatened to shoot garda

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An 18-year-old man who made a threat to shoot a garda, both in person and in a Snapchat message, has been sentenced to three months at Dundalk district court.

Ciarán Nugent, Rathmullen Park, Drogheda, admitted without lawful excuse, making to a garda a threat to kill or cause him serious harm, on September 8th last at Rathmullen Park, Drogheda.

Sgt Michael Parry Jones gave evidence that the defendant was in a group of youths when he directed a threat to another officer that he ‘should be shot in the head’.

He was asked to repeat what he said and replied, ‘He should have a bullet left in his head’.

The teenager then fled on foot before being intercepted a short distance away.

Sgt Parry Jones outlined how a mobile phone was located when the teenager was searched.

It contained a Snapchat message, sent at the same time as the incident, which read,…

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