Payback Order for abusive woman

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

A woman who behaved in a threatening or abusive manner at her home has been sentenced to a 12-month Community Payback Order, with 120 hours of unpaid work.

Aimee Jones, 29, of Melrose Court, admitted shouting, screaming, and swearing at her home on May 15.

On a further complaint, Jones had sentence deferred for six months, until January 17 next year to be of good behaviour.

“If you are not of good behaviour, you can expect custody,” warned Sheriff Derrick McIntyre.

Jones admitted assaulting her partner to his injury at her home on June 20.

Prosecutor Kate McGarvey told how the couple had been in a relationship for some 18 months, and had been out drinking, returning home around 1am.

“For no apparent reason, she launched into an attack on him, punching him several times to the head and scratching him on the face, neck, and chest,” explained Ms McGarvey.

He left the house but, after a phonecall between them, returned.

“The same thing happened again,” said Ms McGarvey, “when he was again punched several times and scratched.

“She also called him a “pussy” for not fighting back.”

Defence solicitor Ross Dow said the pair had reconciled.

“She is embarrassed and ashamed by her behaviour,” said Mr Dow.

“She knows that she must address her alcohol problem, and is doing so, and is on the right track now,” he added.