Man admits firing air rifle at house

A young Mossbank man has been warned that “all options” are open to the court after he admitted recklessly firing an air rifle.

Kyle MacGregor, 21, of Brae Head, admitted shooting the weapon at an occupied house when he appeared in the dock before Sheriff Philip Mann.

MacGregor had initially been released on bail following a first appearance. The incident happened on 23rd August.
Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said the offence took place after MacGregor fell out with this brother, who was in the address with a number of other people.

“He was drunk and just simply making a fool of himself,” he told the court.

He added MacGregor was escorted out of the house, but repeatedly came back.

In the end, he returned carrying the air rifle, and began firing around half a dozen rounds at a window, causing it to crack.

Mr MacKenzie said MacGregor co-operated with the police once they attended the scene.

The sheriff said he would have to think about all the options available to him.

He called for social workers to compile a background report on MacGregor.

“I am very conscious of air rifle issues in this court. I think I will really have to take a serious view of this matter.”
MacGregor will appear in court again on 28th October. His bail was continued.


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