A DUBLIN man allegedly threatened to kill two detectives, warning them they’d “get the identical” as what occurred to “your mate on the credit score union”.
Jason O’Connor (40) can also be alleged to have referred to as the 2 officers “f**king scum” and repeatedly cautioned them to “watch yourselves”.
The detectives advised Blanchardstown District Courtroom they believed the phrase “your mate on the credit score union” was a reference to Det Gda Adrian Donohoe, who was shot lifeless at Lordship Credit score Union in Co Louth in 2013.
It’s alleged that Mr O’Connor made the threats whereas gardai have been executing a search warrant at his Mulhuddart dwelling.
Mr O’Connor can also be alleged to have shouted to detectives; “Don’t fret, there will be grenades and all going off in Blanchardstown by the point I get out” and “I do not give a f**okay”.
Choose David McHugh refused bail and remanded him in custody till Friday.
The accused, of Whitestown Grove, Mulhuddart, appeared earlier than the courtroom charged with critically assaulting a person and producing a knife in the course of the course of a dispute.
The knife assault allegedly occurred on the Paddocks pub in Clonee final Saturday night.
Mr O’Connor is additional charged with making threats to kill or trigger critical hurt to 2 gardai, Det Sgt Shane McCartan and Det Sgt Joseph McLoughlin.
These threats have been allegedly made as gardai searched his dwelling on Monday morning as a part of their investigations into the alleged assault.
Det Insp Thelma Watters objected to bail, citing the seriousness of the cost and the energy of the proof.
Chief Supt Finbarr Murphy additionally objected to bail.
Det Sgt McCartan and Det Sgt McLoughlin additionally gave proof on the bail listening to.
CCTV footage was proven to the courtroom and an audio recording was additionally performed.
Det Sgt McCartan and Det Sgt McLoughlin each gave proof of the alleged threats, with Det Sgt McCartan alleging that Mr O’Connor stated:
“Subsequent time you come down my cul-de-sac, see what you are going to get, you p***okay you, you will get the identical as what occurred to your mate in Drogheda, on the credit score union.”
Det Sgt McCartan stated he took this as a reference to his colleague Det Gda Donohoe.
Mr O’Connor is then alleged to have stated to Det Sgt McCartan: “You f**king watch your self, and also you watch your self too, McLoughlin.”
Defence solicitor Brian Coveney advised the courtroom that Mr O’Connor loved the presumption of innocence and was prepared to abide by any bail situations.
He additionally argued that the State had not made out its case for a refusal of bail.
Nevertheless, Choose McHugh stated the State had made its case and he refused bail.
The courtroom heard the DPP’s instructions have been excellent on the costs.
Mr Coveney requested that Mr O’Connor obtain medical consideration whereas in custody.
He additionally requested for the warrant to be made out to Mountjoy Jail “for safety causes”.
Nevertheless, the courtroom heard that the warrant should be made out to Cloverhill Jail as Mr O’Connor was going into custody, and the place he ended up was “on the discretion of the jail authorities”.
Mr O’Connor has not but indicated how he intends to plead to the costs.