DISGUST Notorious criminal fined for spitting on detective during crime spree sentencing
The now retired Detective was left disgusted by thug Gary Brodie’s behaviour
December 16 2021 11:49 AM
A notorious criminal spat at a detective after being sentenced to three years in prison for a crime spree in Co Donegal.
Gary Brodie returned to Ireland this week to face the charge at Falcarragh District Court.
In 2017 Brodie, who claims his father was killed by the IRA, was jailed for three years for a litany of offences.
Detective Garda Michael Galvin had brought Brodie, aged 37, back to Ireland to face the charges which went back to 2007 and 2008.
He smashed windows in the Anglers Haven Bar in Kilmacrennan on May 26th, 2007 in which more than €1,000 of damage was caused and in November of the same year Brodie and two other men robbed another man at the Ramada Hotel in Letterkenny.
The three men had been socialising with another man, Sean McCullough, who had told them he had recently come into some money.
When they left the hotel the three men assaulted Mr McCullough, pinned him to the ground, robbed him of jewellery and also more than £2,000 in sterling.
On August 1st, 2007, Brodie admitted to viciously assaulting a man in Voodoo Nightclub in Letterkenny
There had been an altercation in a toilet with a friend of Brodie’s and when he came out, Brodie broke a bottle over his head and then stabbed him with it.
On March 5th, 2008, Brodie again used a broken bottle to stab two other men when an altercation broke out at Burnside Apartments in Letterkenny.
He was eventually jailed for three years for a combination of all the offences.
During one of his appearances in court, he became aggressive and spat at Detective Garda Michael Galvin who had just left the witness box.
Brodie return from Scotland in recent days to face the charge of assaulting Detective Galvin on December 12th, 2017.
His solicitor Mr Patsy Gallagher told the court that the now retired Detective Galvin was left disgusted by Brodie’s behaviour after saliva landed on his shoe.
Brodie tried to intervene over his solicitor shouting “he doesn’t know what happened.”
However, Judge Raymond Finnegan told him “I’d strongly suggest you keep quiet.”
Mr Gallagher explained that the charge should have been dealt with at the time but his client was extradited back to Scotland to serve his time there.
“He came back to answer these charges and we would say to the court that he has already done his time,” added Mr Gallagher.
Judge Finnegan fined Brodie €250 and gave him six months to pay.