A 44-year-old man has appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court charged with attempting to murder a golfer with a chainsaw before firing a Taser at another man.
Joe Brown is alleged to have attacked Arthur Innes, 61, at Dundee’s Caird Park golf course around 4pm on Wednesday May 2 by striking him repeatedly on the head and body with a chainsaw while its engine was running.
The 44-year-old appeared in private on petition at Dundee Sheriff Court on THursday facing four charges.
It is alleged he first behaved in a threatening and abusive manner at his home address in Graham Court, Dundee, and at Mains Court by shouting, swearing, brandishing a chainsaw and acted in an aggressive manner, placing the lieges in a state of fear and alarm.
Prosecutors say he then assaulted Arthur Innes, 61, and repeatedly struck him on the head and body with a chainsaw, then with its engine running, all to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement.
The charge states that he “did attempt to murder him”.
Brown is then alleged to have assaulted Andrew Hay, 60, by repeatedly striking him on the body with an activated Taser stun gun, attempting to punch him on the head then pushing him on the body causing him to fall to the ground.
It is alleged that attack – said to have occurred in Mains Loan, Dundee, caused Mr Hay injury and endangered his life.
A fourth charge alleges that on May 2 in Mains Loan, Dundee, he was in possession of a Taser disguised as a mobile phone.
Brown is said to have been on two bail orders, from Dundee and Inverness Sheriff Courts, at the time of the alleged offences.
Brown, 44, of Graham Court, Dundee, made no plea via defence solicitor Ross Bennett during a brief hearing.
The case was continued for further examination and Brown was remanded in custody by Sheriff Christopher Shead after his lawyer made no motion for bail.
Brown is expected to appear in court again next week.
Around 10 police cars as well as ambulance crews raced to Caird Park, on Dundee’s northern outskirts, around 4pm on Wednesday after reports of a man having been attacked with a chainsaw.
Police said Mr Innes was taken to Ninewells Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries following the incident.
It is understood he remains in hospital receiving treatment for his wounds.