A sheriff has slammed a serial Angus stalker after his latest alarming offences against an ex now protected by a two-year non-harrassment order.
Kevin McCallum – previously branded a danger to women by another judge – tracked the woman to a car park in Dundee, a shop in Forfar and her home in the Angus town in his efforts to rekindle their relationship.
At Forfar Sheriff Court, McCallum was jailed for 220 days but other offences have been left hanging over him after the repeat offender was condemned from the bench for his defiance of previous court orders.
McCallum, of Strathmore Avenue, Forfar appeared from custody before Sheriff Derek Reekie having previously admitted stalking the woman between October 19 and 29, months after the couple separated.
Depute fiscal Stewart Duncan said the first incident happened on October 19 when the woman was at work and became aware of someone walking behind her.
She was shocked and frightened to discover it was McCallum, who followed her to a car park and grabbed her phone.
He returned it and left, but the matter was reported to police.
The following day the victim was then in a Forfar town centre shop when McCallum can in and repeatedly asked her how she was doing, before sending several Snapchat messages.
McCallum was arrested on October 20 but released without charge, and eight days later was seen standing in the street outside his ex’s home.
Defence solicitor Nick Markowski said McCallum accepted the inevitability of a prison sentence.
“He celebrated his 32nd birthday on remand but he is the author of his own misfortune in that regard.
Sheriff Reekie told the accused: “This is a very sorry state of affairs.
“You continue to offend against a very significant background of domestic offending.
“You have all the orders under the sun to protect this person and anyone else, and the observation of the social work department is that you will behave in any way to get your own way, and will offend when you are not getting your own way.
“The maximum sentence I can impose is one of 12 months and the only factor that mitigates against that is there was no physical violence, but it was extremely alarming, threatening behaviour.”
The sheriff said he also considered the two-year NHO “absolutely necessary” to afford the woman the required level of protection.
McCallum will return to court in February just prior to his release to be sentenced for breaching a Community Payback Order imposed earlier this year.
He previously spent almost three years behind bars for a string of verbal and physical attacks on ex-girlfriends, including an assault in which he left dents in a wall after bashing her head against it.