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In Court: Cases heard at Central Devon Magistrates' Court

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: August 29, 2013


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.

Daniel Gayton, 28, of Clyst Road, Sandygate, Exeter, has been given a suspended jail sentence for driving offences. He pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle on Magdalen Street, Exeter, while disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence. He was given a 16-week sentence suspended for 12 months. He was also handed a further 12-week suspended sentence for drink driving during the same incident to run concurrently. He was banned from driving for four years. He also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance and failing to give details at the scene of a collision, but no separate penalty was awarded. Magistrates said the offence was so serious as he drove during a two-year disqualification and was heavily in drink. It was also his third drink-drive conviction since 2006.

Noel Jarman, 25, of Clarence Road, St Thomas, Exeter, has been fined £110 after admitting a break of a community order at North and East Devon Magistrates’ Court by failing to attend appointments as directed by supervising officer on July 9 and 16.

John Grant, 32, of St Davids Hill, Exeter, has been given a 15-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to attempting to steal monies of a value unknown belonging to Devon County Council jointly with Cadel Hallen-Brown. He also admitted possession of 1.41g of amphetamines.

Cadel Hallen-Brown, 29, of no fixed abode, was given a 15-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to attempting to steal monies of a value unknown belonging to Devon County Council in Exeter jointly with John Grant. He was given the same sentence for possession of a crowbar used in connection with a theft.

William Clarke, 33, of Queens Crescent, Exeter, has been given a 12-month conditional discharge after admitting stealing a bottle of Smirnoff Vodka Red to the value of £13.50 belonging to Waitrose.

Timothy Green, 31, of Kinnerton Court, Exeter, admitted stealing clothes from the N ext store in the city to a value of £256. Magistrates gave him a 16-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months after he also admitted breaches of his community order which was made in June for drugs and theft charges.

Padraig Tully, 38, of Laburnum Cottages, Stoke Canon, has been banned from driving for 15 months after admitting drink driving. He was stopped on August 3 this year at Okehampton with 50 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, which exceeded the prescribed limit. He was also fined £400, and made to pay £85 costs and a £40 victim surcharge.

Jamie Withers, 22, of Myrtle Road, Exeter has pleaded guilty to a destroying a Toshiba Laptop of an unknown value, belonging to Terri Cainey on 9 August this year. He was given a restraining order not to contact the victim, fined £150, ordered to pay £200 compensation, £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £25.

Luke Jones, 31, of Parkway, Woodbury, was given a three-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months after admitting, jointly with Casey Hancock, stealing numerous amounts of groceries, clothes, plants and hair products, to the value of £660 belonging to Tesco in Exeter. Magistrates said the reason for the sentence was the seriousness of the offence and that the latest theft was during a period the defendant was subject to a community order imposed for thefts. He was also ordered to pay £80 victim surcharge.

Sarah Carney, 39, of Queens Road, Budleigh Salterton, has been given a conditional discharge for 18 months after pleading guilty to drunk and disorderly behaviour on August 2 this year on the Parade in Exmouth. She was also ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge.

Crispin Humphreys, 43, of Salisbury Road, Exmouth, admitted being drunk and disorderly on 3 August at Long Causeway in Exmouth. He was given a conditional discharge for 18 months and made to pay £15 victim surcharge. A second charge that he resisted PC Dalley in the execution of his duty was withdrawn.

Brian Hatton, 66, of Capel Lane, Exmouth was fined a total of £160 and ordered to pay £15 victim surcharge for driving without a licence and insurance. He was stopped in a Citroen car at Waterloo Cross in Devon on 25 April this year.

Melanie Skinner, 35 of Lavender Road in Exwick was convicted in her absence of driving with no insurance or licence. She was fined a total of £600 and in addition was ordered to pay victim surcharge of £60 and £85 cost. She had been stopped on Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter, on April 19 this year.

Graham Willis, 52, of New North Road, Exeter, has been made to pay fines and costs totalling £260 for driving without insurance in Stoke Canon on April 20 this year. His licence was also endorsed with six penalty points.

Matthew Manvell, 26, of Steel Close, Honiton, was caught by police exceeding the 40mph speed restriction in his Honda car on the Moor Lane roundabout. He was clocked at 80mph and after pleading guilty at Exeter Magistrates’ Court he was banned from driving for 14 days. The court heard how two vehicles, including the defendants, travelling from the Moor Lane roundabout at excessive speed and were acknowledging each other. Officers said the car was travelling at 80mph. After Manvell told magistrates he needed his licence for his job, he was given a 14 day ban, fined £200 and ordered to pay £85 cost and £35 victim surcharge. But they told him: “The speed you were going at was off the scale with regards to the sentencing guidelines we have.”

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