Teenager Troy Brown behind bars after threats to kill police officers in Normanton flat barricade drama
A TEENAGER who barricaded himself in a flat and made threats to kill "the first one through the door" has been locked up.
Derby Crown Court heard police officers feared for their lives in the incident, on October 20 last year.
Troy Brown, 19, made the threats when officers were called to what was believed to be a domestic incident in the early hours of the morning.
When officers arrived, Brown had barricaded himself in the flat in Trocadero Court, Normanton Road.
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He started shouting that he would "shoot the first one through the door".
Alex Wilson, prosecuting, said: "He was acting in a serious and aggressive manner and the officers were in fear of their life.
"This incident was soon after the death of two officers in Manchester and police took the threats seriously, asking for an armed response unit to attend."
The team forced entry and a Taser was used to subdue Brown.
He was still shouting at police officers and struggling to break free.
Mr Wilson said: "He was shouting, 'you better pray I don't see you on the beat' and 'I'm one of those black men, the ones that get 23 years for killing a police officer.'"
Brown was charged with affray and threats to kill.
The court heard no weapon was found at the address.
Brown pleaded guilty to the offences. William Donnelly, for him, said he was ashamed and embarrassed of his behaviour when he sobered up.
He said: "He couldn't believe what he had been saying to officers.
"Brown has a history of violence and being in trouble with the law, but has not been before the court in two years. He is very determined to turn his life around for his young son.
"He admitted his behaviour at the first reasonable opportunity, once the bravado and showing off had gone."
Sentencing Brown to 15 months in a young offenders' institute, Judge John Gosling said: "You frightened the police officers, who would have had the very recent tragedy in Manchester in the forefront of their minds.
"You have a previous history of violence and kidnap – but staying out of trouble for two years, with your history, is something to be commended.
"You had a very difficult upbringing which is not your fault.
"You deserve a chance to get your life back on track for the sake of your young son."