Fresh jail sentence for chainsaw thug who tried to murder Dundee golfer

Joe Henry Brown
Joe Henry Brown

The man convicted of trying to murder a Dundee golfer with a chainsaw has been given another jail term.

Joe Henry Brown, 45, previously pleaded guilty at the High Court in Glasgow to striking Arthur Innes with the weapon at Caird Park Golf Club last May.

He returned to the dock, this time at Dundee Sheriff Court, to admit a charge of police assault two months prior.

Brown pleaded guilty at trial to attacking PC Fiona Hall at his home address on Graham Court on March 22 by punching her on the head.

He also struggled violently with PC Hall and PC Leanne Boyack during the same incident.

Sheriff Tom Hughes sentenced Brown to nine months in prison to run concurrently to the eight-year sentence for his crazed attack on Mr Innes.

Brown, a father of three, repeatedly struck 61-year-old Arthur Innes with the power tool on May 2 at Caird Park Golf Club.

Mr Innes sustained injuries to his head and arm as well as a laceration to his shoulder.

Witness reported seeing Brown’s eyes “bulging out of his head” as he ran across the the golf course without shoes or a shirt.

Brown partly blamed heavy cocaine use for his behaviour.

Speaking to the Tele after Brown was jailed, Mr Innes said: “What he put me and my friends through that day was petrifying.

“I will never forget the look on his face with his eyes popping out of his head.

“He could have had my arm cut off, blinded me or even killed me.

“Had I fallen, I assume he would have chopped me up.”

When passing sentence on Brown, judge Lord Matthews said: “Attacking people on a golf course with a chainsaw, it’s like something out of a horror film.

“The fear the complainers felt must have been unimaginable.”