Man jailed 'to protect community'

Last updated 05:00 22/05/2012

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A man with an "absolutely atrocious background" was sent to jail when he appeared in Invercargill District Court last week.

Harry Shannon Dennis McCormack, 33, appeared before Judge Kevin Phillips for possessing a weapon, namely a wheel brace, and intentionally damaging a vehicle window on January 19 and breaching the liquor ban on January 20.

He was sentenced to three months' jail and ordered to pay $200 reparation. He was convicted and discharged for breaching the liquor ban.

Judge Phillips said McCormack was intoxicated on January 19 and when he was asked to leave a house he went outside, grabbed a wheel brace from his vehicle and used it to hit the rear window of the victim's car. The force smashed the window but, when spoken to by police, he denied the offending, Judge Phillips said.

McCormack became aggressive and violent when he was drunk, he said. He had 34 prior appearances in the District Court, for charges including possessing an offensive weapon and breaching the liquor ban, Judge Phillips said.

"You have an absolutely atrocious background. You just keep continuing to reoffend ... I have to protect the community from you. This is serious offending."

Assault
Bradley James Parkhill, 21, dairy worker, of Springhills, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work and ordered to pay $400 emotional harm reparation for assault at Queenstown on May 5.

Cannabis
Brendon Jock Davidson, 18, was remanded to July 3 for sentence for offering to sell cannabis between March 28 and April 27 and possessing cannabis and utensils on April 24.

Unlawful taking
Steven David Fairlie, 25, wool classer, was remanded to July 3 for sentence for unlawfully taking a road roller and driving it with a breath alcohol level of 855mcg on April 15.

Receiving
Daniel James Officer, 33, was remanded to May 29 for sentence for receiving a vehicle valued at $13,000, and driving while forbidden at Gore on December 17.

Shoplifting
Ryan Joseph Marsh, 19, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work and ordered to pay $10 reparation for stealing a $10 shirt from Art Fun Wear on 27 April.

Disorderly behaviour
Natasha Louise McColgan, 19, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work for behaving in a disorderly manner likely to cause violence on May 13.

Intentional damage
Daniel Michael Moynihan, 30, was remanded to May 18 for intentionally damaging a cellphone at Winton on April 28 and breaching release conditions on March 15.

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Hayden Craig Nelson, 21, painter, was sentenced to 60 hours' community work for intentionally damaging a vehicle on February 19.

Jamie Robert William McKenzie, 20, meatworker, of Tuatapere, was ordered to pay $150 reparation for intentionally damaging a picnic table at Tuatapere on May 5.

Matthew Allan Beker, 17, was sentenced to 210 hours' community work, 12 months' supervision and ordered to pay $1115 reparation for intentionally damaging a bus shelter on October 18, receiving a $20 memory card at Te Anau on November 20, stealing Xbox games and $50 on November 27, two burglaries on December 3, unlawfully possessing a firearm, namely a KWC BB pistol, in a public place on December 9, stealing speakers, valued at $40, from The Warehouse on December 15, receiving $400 of jewellery, being reckless as to whether or not it had been obtained by a crime on April 5, stealing $800 on April 20 and stealing $800 of jewellery on April 21. He was convicted and discharged for failing to answer District Court bail on December 2.

Breach
Nicky Christina Townsend, 27, was remanded to June 7 for breaching community work on March 18.

Simon Colin Lawton, 23, was convicted and discharged for breaching community work on April 16 and 20.

Gage Joseph Harris-Fletcher, 18, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work for breaching community work on March 30.

Fishing without licence
Leon MacPereki Samuels, 29, was fined $700 for fishing without a licence on March 25.

Kyle Drexler was fined $700 for fishing without a licence on October 6.

Driving
Chaz Alister Hall, 19, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work and disqualified from driving for six months for driving at a speed that, having regard to all the circumstances, might have been dangerous to the public on April 10.

Brendon Paul Wilson, 18, was sentenced to 80 hours' community work and disqualified for eight months for driving while disqualified on April 26.

Shannon Richard Henderson, 18, meatworker, was sentenced to 60 hours' community work and disqualified for eight months for driving while suspended on April 7 and May 13.

Khan Hori Hohepa Marks-Mau, 20, dairy worker, of Northope, was sentenced to three months' home detention, 100 hours' community work and disqualified indefinitely for driving while disqualified and with a breath alcohol level of 561mcg at Otahuti on November 19.

Michael Paul Lake, meatworker, was sentenced to six months' jail and disqualified indefinitely for driving with a breath alcohol level of 1060mcg on March 3. He was convicted and discharged for driving carelessly. The court was told Lake was observed swerving all over the road before mounting a curb outside a school, narrowly missing a traffic light. "You have a major alcohol addiction," Judge Phillips said.

Drink-driving
Stephen Allan Brown, 51, was fined $800 and disqualified from driving for eight months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 613mcg on April 17.

Shanelle Kristy Beker, 18, of Otapiri, 574mcg at Winton on March 30. Fined $300 and disqualified for four months.

Stephen Barry Ward, 23, bushman, 814mcg on May 4. Sentenced to 80 hours' community work and disqualified for seven months.

- © Fairfax NZ News

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