Image copyright Andrew Price Image caption Mark Howell-Walmsley once pleaded guilty after his ex-wife began to testify
A controlling husband who planted a GPS device in his wife's car objected to being tracked himself as punishment.
Mark Howell-Walmsley, 58, of Capel Curig, Conwy, admitted controlling or coercive behavior between November 2019 and March 2020.
The probation service asked him to wear a label ofleg to watch h are movements.
Judge David Hale said this would affect his job selling climbing shoes and imposed a 15-month, two-year suspended sentence on Mold Crown Court.
Howell-Walmsley ordered his wife Sharon McCaig to make his cell phone available for inspection due to its "possession ".
He also insisted to accompany him on the school run, demanded photographic evidence of his visit to his elderly mother in Cheshire and placed a tracker in the trunk of his car.
Howell -Walmsley initially denied the charges but changed her plea to guilty after Ms. McCaig began testifying at a trial in April.
'So suspicious, so controlling '
Elen Owen, defending, said Howell -Walmsley had mental health issuesle and called the request a "draconian " step leg tag that would cause "hardship and embarrassment " in his job.
Judge Hale agreed, but stated that there was no indication in the PSR that Howell-Walmsley understood the harm he had inflicted on his wife, adding: "It's all me, me, me.
He added: “You hurt him. You have seriously upset, frightened and worried her by your totally unnecessary conduct.
"It had all the makings of a happy relationship, but you became so suspicious, then controlling, that he had to fail.
prison was suspended due to the "more positive side " of the former officer's character, although an injunction was imposed.