Carrick-on-Shannon District Court

Keshcarrigan man called gardai w***kers and resisted arrest

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Bench warrants issued at Carrick-on-Shannon District Court for two Roscommon men in relation to separate incidents

A Keshcarrigan man is charged with possession of an unmarked air rifle at his home and insulting Gardai in Leitrim Village.


Darren Conway, 5 Kesh Lawns, Keshcarrigan is charged with possession of an air rifle at his address on November 17, 2016.


On November 17, 2016 Gardai searched his home under warrant at 5 Kesh Lawns, Keshcarrigan and found an unregistered air rifle and pellets.


Gardai told the court, there was no serial number on the gun.


Solicitor Martin Burke said his client bought the rifle on Buy and Sell and asked for the reason for the warrant.


Gardai said they received information that the defendant was in possession of an illegal firearm.


Mr Conway is also charged with threatening, abusive insulting behaviour at Orchard Court, Leitrim Village on October 24, 2017.


Gardai told the court that at 3.05am on October 24, 2017 the defendant was drunk outside a home in Orchard Court. Gardai were called to the scene.


He was abusive to Gardai and refused to leave the area.


He called Gardai “wa****s,” resisted arrest and refused to get into the patrol car.


His uncooperative behaviour continued in the patrol car and at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station.
Mr Burke said the public order charge is part of a GSOC investigation.


His client who is a 43-year-old father to three children is pleading to the offence but “doesn't agree with the details” and added there was “provocation by Gardai.”


However, Mr Burke said his client does not intend to continue with the GSOC investigation.


Judge Kevin Kilrane called it a “nasty incident.” He adjourned the case to July 27.