A WELSHPOOL man is headed to the crown court to be sentenced after he admitted barraging his ex-partner with a series of menacing and obscene voice messages.

Dale McEvoy told his ex “I hope you die tomorrow”, “I will hate you for the rest of my life” and repeatedly called her derogatory names in a flurry of Facebook Messenger voice messages after he had been informed by his landlord that he was being evicted.

Welshpool Magistrates’ Court heard this week that the 23-year-old felt his former partner had gone behind his back after she’s approached their landlord and asked to have her name taken off the tenancy following the breakdown of their relationship in late 2021.

McEvoy, of High Street, Welshpool, admitted one charge of sending an offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing message or matter via a public communication network when he appeared in court on Tuesday, November 8.

Magistrates told McEvoy they were sending his case to the crown court – where he is due to appear in relation to other charges next month – because his guilty plea to this matter put him in breach of a suspended sentence order he received in December 2020.


“The victim was in a relationship with the defendant, which broke down in October 2021,” said prosecutor Helen Tench at Tuesday’s hearing.

“She sent the landlord a message, saying she’d moved out, asking him to take her name off the tenancy.

“The defendant then received an email from the landlord saying he had 30 days to vacate the premises; he felt she’d done this behind his back.

“He sent her a series of voice notes over Messenger, messages like ‘I hate every little bit of you’, calling her an ‘evil c***’, telling her ‘You are dead to me’, ‘I hope you die tomorrow’, ‘I promise you I will hate you for the rest of my life’ and calling her a ‘two-faced lying b***h’.

“When spoken to by police he admitted the messages could have been taken as threatening, but he said he was not really that kind of person.”

Owain Jones, representing McEvoy, said his client is already due to appear at Caernarfon Crown Court in December in relation to other matters.

“He has a matter at Caernarfon on December 15 for which he is awaiting sentence; it makes sense to have one sentence,” said Mr Jones.

Mr Jones added that McEvoy was in breach of a suspended sentence handed down by the crown court on December 2, 2020, which at the time was suspended for 2 years.

Magistrates committed McEvoy’s case to Mold Crown Court for sentence, where he will appear on November 29. He was granted unconditional bail until that date.