A MAGHERAFELT man who was abusive towards residents was jailed for a total of three months at Magherafelt Magistrates Court.
Brian Stewart Coulter (53), of Princess Terrace in the town, admitted charges of disorderly behaviour at his home on May 20-21.
He also admitted behaviour likely to cause a breach of the peace in the Leckagh estate, Magherafelt, on June 10.
The court heard that on the evening of May 20 police received a number of calls from members of the public concerned about Coulter banging on a gate and using abusive language.
A PPS lawyer said police arrived and the defendant was arrested and taken to Limavady custody suite where he was charged.
Continuing the lawyer said on June 10, Coulter made a number of 999 calls to police claiming he had been assaulted in the Leckagh estate.
She said while police escorted him out of the estate he shouted abuse at a group of people calling them “Orange b...s”.
The lawyer said police were told by a member of the group to “get him out of here.”
A defence lawyer told the court Coulter had contacted the police fearing he would be assaulted and ended-up being arrested. He added that the defendant had a dependence upon alcohol.
District Judge Des Perry remarked that Coulter’s behaviour had angered residents and the offences arose out of “a huge over indulgence in alcohol.”