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IN COURT: Cases heard at Central Devon Magistrates' Court

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: January 31, 2013

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IN COURT: Cases heard at Central Devon Magistrates' Court

Every week, the Echo will list the results of cases heard at Central Devon Magistrates’ Court. As these details are in the public domain, please do not contact us asking if we will leave cases out.

Lesley Corley , 48, of South View Close, Willand, dishonestly failed to promptly notify the Department for Work and Pensions of a change of circumstances which would affect her entitlement to Job Seekers' Allowance, namely that she was living with a man between April 24, 2010 and August 18, 2010. She pleaded guilty to this and to failing to promptly notify the same department that her living arrangements would affect her entitlement to Employment Support Allowance on January 6, 2011. She also admitted that the failed to notify Mid Devon District Council of a change of circumstances, that she was living with a man, that would affect her entitlement to Housing and Council Tax benefit between May 3, 2010 and June 10, 2012. She was committed to prison for eight weeks suspended for two years. The offence was deemed to be serious as offences were committed over a long period of time and because of the amount of benefit that was obtained. There was no order for compensation, as none was requested, and no order for costs.

Jason Dole , 41, of no fixed abode, damaged a television at a city property without lawful excuse on December 13. He pleaded guilty and was given a six-month conditional discharge with a victim surcharge of £15. He will also have to pay £85 costs.

Laura-Jayne Duncan , 18, of Somerville Road, Willand, was banned from driving for 17 months after she admitted driving in Exmouth on December 13 when the proportion of alcohol in her breath was 62mcg in 100ml. She was also fined £110 with a victim surcharge of £20 and ordered to pay costs of £85. Her driving disqualification can be reduced by 17 weeks if she successfully completes an approved driving course.

Kelly Turner , 33, of Church Path Road, Exeter, drove in Cowick Lane, Exeter, on December 15 when the proportion of alcohol in her breath was 57mcg in 100ml, exceeding the legal limit. She pleaded guilty and was fined £200 with a victim surcharge of £20 and £85 costs. She was also disqualified from driving for 14 months which can be reduced by 14 weeks if she success completes an approved driving course.

Carl Hatton , 25, who gave an address care of Dukes Crescent, Exmouth, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour within the hearing or sight of someone likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress on December 15. He was fined £200 with a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85.

Jordan Javadi , 21, of Nelson Drive, Exmouth, admitted assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty during an incident on December 15. He was fined £80 with a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs. He also pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour within the hearing or sight of someone likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress on the same date. For this he was fined a further £60.

Nunu Miah , 32, of Radway Place, Sidmouth, was found to be in possession of a trace amount of cannabis, a Class B drug, on December 17. He pleaded guilty and was fined £60 with a £20 victim surcharge and £70 costs. The offence put him in breach of a conditional discharge he received last July for drug possession but no action was taken in respect of this.

Thomas Rowe , 20, of Walpole Close, Exeter, used threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour with intent to cause a person to believe that immediate unlawful violence would be used against them or to provoke the immediate use of unlawful violence on December 16. He pleaded guilty and a community order was made which will see him subject to a curfew for 12 weeks and electronically monitored. He will also have to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £85.

Anthony Seatherton , 24, of Grendon Road, Exeter, admitted breaching the terms of a banning order made as part of the Football Spectators Act when he failed to comply with a requirement not to enter a designated area three hours before kick-off and three hours after kick-off relating to Exeter City home games. He was fined £75 with a £20 victim surcharge and £55 costs.

Jake Warren , 19, of Bennett Square, Exeter, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour within the hearing or sight of someone likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress on December 15. He received a six-month conditional discharge with a victim surcharge of £15 and was ordered to pay costs of £45.

Kurt Oakley , 21, of Thomas Close, Exmouth, admitted entering a portable cabin in Sidmouth on November 27 last year and stealing a mobile phone, a laptop and a black case, as well as a number of keys and a pair of trainers. He received a community order which will see him have to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. He will also have to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and £85 costs. No compensation was ordered as the exact value of the loss was unclear.

Cameron Wakley-Boros , 19, of Guinness Lane, Exeter, failed to comply with the requirements of his supervision in that he failed to behave appropriately during an incident on August 6 and August 24, and during a telephone call on August 28. He admitted the offence and was fined £50 with a £15 victim surcharge.

Andrew Rodger , 57, of Maer Lane, Exmouth, received an eight-week jail term suspended for two years after admitting a series of offences related to possessing indecent photographs of children. He pleaded guilty to making 12 images of children involved in sexual activity with adults; making nine images of children involve in sexual activity including one image which featured a baby; making 12 images of children involved in sexual activity; making nine images of children involved in sexual activity; two counts of possessing a prohibited image of a child; and two counts of making indecent photographs of young girls. He will have to pay costs of £85 and the images will be destroyed. A sexual offences prevention order was made with a number of conditions. This includes preventing Rodger from residing or remaining in a domestic premises where there is a child under the age of 16 unless a parent or guardian is present, and that person must have prior knowledge of Rodger's sexual offending and inappropriate behaviour. He must not undertake any activity or employment which is likely at some time to allow him unsupervised access to a child under the age of 16. He also cannot directly or indirectly pursue or maintain contact with any child or young person under the age of 16; invite or have any child under the age of 16 in his car; and capture an image of a child under 16 using any kind of device. The order lasts for five years.

Kallum Vaughan , 21, of Egremont Road, Exmouth, admitted damaging lobster pot flag poles in Whitby, North Yorkshire, on October 13 without lawful excuse. He received a six-month conditional discharge and will have to pay a £15 victim surcharge. There was no order for costs.

Richard Lappas , 60, of Waylands Road, Tiverton, did not received a driving ban under the totting disqualification process after pleading guilty to speeding on the A30 on July 26, last year. He was fined £225 with a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £60. His licence was endorsed with four points but magistrates said they would not impose a ban as the loss of his licence would result in the loss of his job and livelihood.

Daniel Hammond , 23, of Victoria Road, Exmouth, pleaded guilty to dredging for shellfish in Lyme Bay on May 3 last year when he knew that it was prohibited. He was fined £1,300 with a victim surcharge of £15 and ordered to pay costs of £1,000 costs.

Cory Carthew , 20, of Burnthouse Lane, Exeter, used a motorbike in Queen Street on May 15 last year without due care and attention. He was fined £90 with a £15 victim surcharge after pleading guilty and admitted using the motorbike without insurance on the same date. For this he was fined an additional £60. Carthew also pleaded guilty to using a motorbike in Burnthouse Lane on October 17 last year and was fined £180 and for riding otherwise than in accordance with a licence on that date he was fined £60. He used a motorbike on July 25 in Burnthouse Lane when he was not insured and was fined £100 and failed to give information relating to the rider of a vehicle that was alleged to have been involved in an offence on October 14 - for this he was fined £100. He rode in Shakespeare Road on June 26 otherwise than in accordance with his licence. Carthew also pleaded guilty to this and was fined £60. He was also disqualified from driving for a year with the ban obligatory because of repeat offending.

Ben McCann , 26, of Homefield Road, Heavitree, stole two fragrances and cosmetics worth £140.89 belonging to Boots on December 11. He received a six-month conditional discharge.

 
 

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