A Montrose man who assaulted his ex-girlfriend after going round to her mum’s house for a drink has been jailed for eight months.
Drunken Ryan Lessells threw the 23-year-old woman over the edge of a settee in last November’s incident at Union Street in Brechin.
He then flipped when police were called to the flat, spitting at an officer and attempting to headbutt them as they struggled to arrest him.
Depute fiscal Jill Drummond said Lessells, of Traill Terrace, Montrose, had gone to the property around tea-time on a Saturday evening but his ex-partner was clearly upset when she returned home and found him there.
She asked him to leave but he refused and then assaulted her, despite her mother’s attempts to intervene.
“Police arrived seconds later and he was uncooperative and gritting his teeth,” said Ms Drummond.
Lessells was handcuffed but as he was being led from the property he started to struggle, pulling himself and two officers to the ground.
“He was repeatedly shouting that he was going to kill one of the officers and then spat twice at him,” said the fiscal.
Lessells’ solicitor said her client had been released from a prison sentence in May.
“He realises that having any contact with the woman is not good for him and not good for her.”
Sheriff Gregor Murray told Lessells: “The bottom line is that the last time you offended domestically you were given a Community Payback Order and breached it twice.
“This was a bad assault and you also have a record for police assault.”