Published Wednesday, 22 August 2012
The charges include riotous assembly, and hijacking. (© Pacemaker)
Christopher Stitt is also linked to a hijacked car later used in an attempt to shunt a burning vehicle into officers, it was claimed.
The 22-year-old, of Carrick Hill in the city, was said to have been identified among troublemakers in Ardoyne by a distinctive tattoo on his neck.
Stitt faces charges of riotous assembly, hijacking and attempted grievous bodily harm with intent over last month's violence. He was refused bail on Wednesday because the marching season is still ongoing.
Twenty police officers were injured in clashes surrounding a contentious Orange Order parade and counter-demonstration by nationalist residents.
Petrol bombs, fireworks and other missiles were thrown during rioting by hundreds of people on both sides of the sectarian divide.
Gunshots were also fired at police from a semi-automatic rifle.
Opposing Stitt's application for bail, a prosecution barrister said he was identified by police on CCTV footage of the disturbances.
It was claimed that he was seen throwing missiles at police lines. At one stage he allegedly brought crates of bottles to those involved in the attacks, the court heard.
According to the prosecution, Stitt filled some bottles with brown paint at the scene.
Paint marks were said to have been found on his footwear following his arrest.
The court was told Stitt is alleged to have driven a hijacked Citroen Picasso up Brompton Park during the trouble.
He got out before another man then tried to use it to ram another car at police lines, it was claimed.
Stitt was said to have given a prepared statement to police in which he accepted being the person identified by police.
However, he denies involvement in the alleged offences, including the hijacking incident.
Despite arguments by his barrister, the judge refused bail due to the risk of any further offending.
Lord Justice Coghlin added that a further application could be made once the marching season is over.