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Wednesday 25 April 2018

Man charged with brother 'bullet threat'

A MAN accused of producing a gold bullet during an assault on his brother has had his case adjourned for four weeks for the service of the book of evidence.

Mark Fagan (31) is also alleged to have made threats to his brother's pregnant girlfriend, showing her the bullet and telling her he hoped her own brother "can dodge one of these".

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter for four weeks.

Mr Fagan, of Huntstown Court, Huntstown, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with assaulting his brother, Jonathan.

He is also accused of making threats to his brother's girlfriend, Joanne Guest, saying he would kill or injure her brother, Paul.

Fagan is further charged with the unlawful possession of two live rounds of .44 Remington Magnum calibre bullets.

The alleged incident took place at Huntstown Court last April 29.

Altercation

Gda Sgt Maria Callaghan previously alleged that Mark Fagan produced a bullet during an altercation with his brother.

She said Jonathan Fagan fell to the ground when he tried to grab the bullet from his brother's hand.

She further said that Ms Guest, who was pregnant at the time, saw the altercation and tried to call her brother, as she was concerned for her safety.

Sgt Callaghan said it will be alleged that Ms Guest saw the bullet, and the accused said to her: "I hope your brother can dodge one of these."

He is further alleged to have said "If you knew who owned that bullet you'd give it back" and "Your ma's getting it".

Sgt Callaghan said it will be alleged that officers later conducted a search of Mark Fagan's bedroom and found a number of bullets.

A state solicitor said the book of evidence was not yet prepared, as there were a number of statements still to be added to it.

Defence solicitor Terence Hanahoe said there was consent to a four-week adjournment.

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