Geraldine man gets wish to be put in jail

Last updated 05:00 20/11/2012

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A Geraldine man who had nowhere to live yesterday got his wish to go to jail.

Richard Alexander Shanks, 23, pleaded guilty to five charges - disorderly behaviour, assaulting a female, assaulting a police officer and two charges of wilful damage - when he appeared in Timaru District Court yesterday.

The disorderly behaviour charge arose after he entered the Timaru police station on Monday, October 8, at 1.30am and said he had nowhere to live and wanted to go to prison.

He was advised to stay in the foyer out of the cold but an hour later went outside and threw himself onto the bonnet of an approaching police car. He was held in custody on charges in October and yesterday Judge Joanna Maze remanded Shanks in custody until December 18.

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- The Timaru Herald

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