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Man apologises in court for threatening former girlfriend

A 21-year-old Smith’s man admitted uttering threatening words in a heated dispute with his former girlfriend.

Senior Crown Counsel Cindy Clarke told Magistrates’ Court that Elrico Alex Cann told Tiffany Johnson: “It’s not over. I’m going to get you, you know I’m going to get you.”

He uttered the threat on Fourth Avenue, in Devonshire, around 2pm on August 9.

Ms Johnson is Cann’s former girlfriend of three years. The couple, who have a child together, split up in July.

Ms Clarke said Cann was arrested by uniformed officers on Happy Valley Road in response to reports of a domestic dispute.

Cann told police he was upset because he went to his ex-girlfriend’s house and asked to enter. When she refused, he threatened her.

He told the officers: “I’m going to shoot her, that’s what I’m going to do.”

Cann claimed he had no intentions of carrying out his threat but was just trying to get Ms Johnson to come out of the house.

He apologised to the court for his actions.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner told Cann: “You cannot go around threatening to shoot people and kill people just because things aren’t going your way.”

Noting that Cann has previously completed a course in anger management, Mr Warner ordered a 12-month conditional discharge.

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Published August 15, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated August 15, 2011 at 10:00 am)

Man apologises in court for threatening former girlfriend

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