Falkirk lockdown lout threatened to stab partner if he was not allowed out of house

A man snapped when he was told he was going to be stuck in the house for the third straight week while his partner and her teenage daughter went shopping.

By Court Reporter
Sunday, 26th April 2020, 9:05 am
Updated Sunday, 26th April 2020, 4:44 pm

Wallace Sulley (48), Ewing Drive, Grahamston, Falkirk, told the woman and he 18-year-old daughter he was annoyed because he was always the one to stay at home. He swore at his partner and then told her he was going to stab her.

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Appearing in custody at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Friday, Sulley pled guilty to threatening behaviour at his home on Thursday, April 23.

Procurator fiscal depute Eilidh Smith said: “Between 9am and 10am the accused, his partner, and her daughter were all at the address together. His partner and her daughter said they planned to go shopping.“The accused seemed to be annoyed at this and said ‘it's always me stays in the house’. "There was some discussion about this and an argument developed and he just suddenly shouted, ‘I'll stab you’ at his partner.”The court heard the woman and her daughter then left the house to go shopping – travelling to Edinburgh to go to the shops – and when they returned they found Sulley asleep on the floor.When the woman tried to wake him up, he swore at her again.His partner then contacted a social worker, and told him what had happened, and the social worker contacted the police.The court heard the woman “was astonished” when the police arrived and “became tearful” when she learned Sulley had been arrested as a result.Gordon Addison, defence solicitor, said: “Mr Sulley lives with his partner and her 18-year-old daughter, and because of the seclusion and isolation, someone has to do the weekly shop. It had been three weeks since it was him and he threw a hissy fit.“This was a really low-end domestic incident.”Sheriff Derek Livingston deferred sentence for three months for Sulley to show he can be of good behaviour, and released him on bail.He warned him that any further incidents could see him remanded in custody.Sheriff Livingston said: “Threatening to stab someone because you're not getting to go out shopping does seem to be frankly somewhat over the the top.”

Sulley was sentenced at Falkirk Sheriff Court