Derry man remanded in custody after going ‘on a rampage’

A 23 year old Derry man who was said to have gone ‘on a rampage’ after derrycourtnot taking his medication has been remanded in custody at Derry Magistrate’s Court pending medical reports.
David Baronowski of 215, Sperrin Park in Derry faces a series of charges, including assaulting his father, causing criminal damage to his father’s car, assaulting a woman, possessing an offensive weapon at Altnagelvin Hospital and disorderly behaviour.
All the offences were alleged to have occurred on Tuesday last, August 20th.
The court was told that at 11 o’clock on Tuesday morning, police were called to the Altnagelvin Hospital following reports of a man wielding a monkey wrench in the area.
When they arrived the defendant was standing topless and shouted that he had a knife.
He made towards police who used CS spray on him and then he ran off.
Police opposed bail stating that Baronowski had 54 previous convictions and they were afraid of further offences being committed.
Defence solicitor Mr., Seamus Quigley said that his client had planned to go on a holiday to Mallorca today, but had missed one dose of his medication, and this was what triggered the incident.
District Judge Barney McElholm said without medical evidence to reassure him he could not release the defendant on bail into the community.
He adjourned the bail application to allow the defence to get medical evidence and the case will be heard again on this day week.