Thug chucked mug and shattered window during Carronshore domestic

A serial domestic offender staggered into his home carrying a bottle of Mad Dog 2020 and then threw a kitchen mug through his living room window.

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, Mark Stillie had pled guilty to behaving in a threatening manner at his 47 Westerton Terrace, Carronshore home on August 26.

Procurator fiscal depute Heather Galbraith said: “The witness was in her home which she shares with the accused and their two children. The accused arrived at the house at 9pm in an intoxicated manner, carrying a bottle of Mad Dog and shouting and swearing while talking on a phone.

“He continued to shout and became angry. His wife asked him to go to bed and he told her he would slap her if she didn’t shut up. She went into the bedroom and heard a loud smash come from the living room.

Stillie threw a mug at the living room window during his drunken tirade

“She went back into the living room and noticed the living room window was shattered. She asked the accused what had happened and he replied ‘I’ve smasshed the window’.

“He then picked up a mug from the kitchen and threw it towards the living room window, causing another hole. His wife asked him to leave, which he did, and then she called the police.”

The court heard Stillie was a serial domestic offender.

Martin Morrow, defence solicitor, said: “My understanding is the relationship continues.”

Sheriff Derek Hamilton said: “This is your sixth domestic offence in the last 11 years and a period in custody might be an intervention here.”

Sheriff Hamilton continued the case for a Caledonian domestic abuse programme assessment to be carried out.