Man charged in connection with threat to kill woman out walking her dogs in Cork town

The 45-year-old appeared before Judge Colm Roberts and was charged in relation to an incident that occurred when his dog got into a scrap with two dogs owned by a woman
Man charged in connection with threat to kill woman out walking her dogs in Cork town

The 45-year-old appeared before Judge Colm Roberts and was charged in relation to an incident that occurred when his dog got into a scrap with two dogs owned by a woman

A man has appeared in court in Co Cork charged in connection with making a threat to kill a woman after his dog got into a fight with two of her dogs in Skibbereen.

Marius Karanauskas of Upper Bridge St, Skibbereen appeared before a special sitting of Macroom District Court this afternoon where he was charged with two offences that occurred in Market Street in Skibbereen on Tuesday afternoon.

The 45-year-old appeared before Judge Colm Roberts and was charged in relation to an incident that occurred when his dog got into a scrap with two dogs owned by a woman.

Mr Karanauskas was charged with making a threat to kill the woman at Market Street, Skibbereen on March 29th. The offence is contrary to Section 5 of the Non Fatal Offences against the Person Act 1997.

He was also charged with producing a knife in the course of committing an offence namely threatening to kill the woman. This offence is contrary to Section 11 of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990.

Garda Jonathan O’Donovan gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution. He said that Mr Karanauskas replied after caution to the first charge: “I want to say sorry for this lady – I do not know how this happened – I was upset for my dog and I lost connections.” 

Garda O’Donovan of Skibbereen Garda Station gave evidence that Mr Karanauskas replied after the second charge was put to him: “I don’t understand why this happened. I am very sorry.” 

Gardaí lodged an objection to bail. However, Sean Cahill, defence solicitor, said that his client was not applying for bail at this juncture. Gardai then sought a remand in custody to Skibbereen District Court on April 12th next.

Judge Roberts remanded Mr Karanauskas in custody until his next court appearance next month. DPP directions in the case will be given at the next court hearing.

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