Two days in a row a Loughgall man breached a non-molestation order which had been taken out against him.
Mark McKeever (29), Annahugh Road, admitted the charges when he appeared last Friday at Craigavon Court.
For the first offence on December 3 he was fined £100 and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy. A £200 fine was imposed for an offence on December 4. He was also bound over in the sum of £400 for 12 months to keep the peace.
The court heard that on December 3 he had texted and phoned the injured party.
The next day when police arrived at the injured party’s address McKeever had just driven away.
A defence solicitor said nothing had happened since and he was complying with the order. He had spent a night in custody after the second incident.
He added that there was no violence involved on the first occasion, just texts and messages, and on the second occasion he had called to see his daughter rather than the injured party.
When the order was served on him he reacted badly and tried to contact her.