A man with a lengthy criminal record was jailed for three months on Wednesday after he went into a rage at the Red Deer Remand Centre, smashing furniture and equipment.
Andrew Martinus Drader, 32, pleaded guilty to mischief by causing damage when he appeared in Red Deer provincial court.
Drader, who has a three-page criminal record, including two separate federal prison terms for drug trafficking, said he lost his temper on Oct. 7 when his brother was being “beaten by guards.”
Both brothers had been in custody for an incident earlier this year when they are alleged to have jumped an RCMP officer in the Edmonton area. They have trials set for early next year in Wetaskiwin and Edmonton.
Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson told court on Wednesday that Drader smashed tables and walls, tore a phone out of the wall and smashed Plexiglas, causing almost $6,000 in damage.
McPherson became angry when Drader started making gestures at a person in the gallery.
“He’s not even paying attention to the court. He better get control of his temper or he’ll be spending even longer times in jail.
“He’s nothing but a criminal and we’re getting tired of thugs,” McPherson said.