Duck shooter had no evil intent, judge rules

Last updated 05:00 27/07/2012

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A teenager who fired a shotgun in a public place was fined after appearing in the Gore District Court yesterday.

Jonathan Roy, 19, who appeared before Judge Brian Callaghan, was fined $1150 for discharging a firearm in a public place and killing wild ducks on May 19.

Judge Callaghan said he accepted Roy's offending was foolishness rather than done with any evil intent. A order was made to confiscate the gun.

Assault

Gene Raymond Brown, 17, builder, was sentenced to nine months' supervision and ordered to undergo drug and alcohol counselling and complete a stopping violence programme for assault and intent to intimidate on July 1.

Kayla Peterson, 21, of Tapanui, was sentenced to four months' community detention for assault with intent to injure a man on March 10.

Simone Talia Campbell-Graham, 19, of Tapanui, was sentenced to four months' community detention and nine months' supervision for assault and assault with intent to injure on March 10.

Intent to injure

Shannon Steele, 17, of Mataura, was sentenced to four months' community detention, 100 hours' community work, nine months' supervision and ordered to pay $37.98 reparation and $250 emotional harm reparation for injuring with intent a female on March 31.

Driving

Justin Wilson Colligan, 19, dairy worker, of Riversdale, was remanded to September 26 for sentence for driving carelessly and driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 701mcg on May 12 and breach of release conditions on May 15.

Jason John Matu Peek, 42, shearer, of Mataura, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work and disqualified from driving for six months for driving at a dangerous speed of 101kmh in a 50km zone on July 6.

Threatened to kill

Tyler John Hewson Aitken, 21, painter, of Whiterigg, was fined $250 and ordered to pay $500 emotional harm reparation for threatening to kill a man on July 22.

Cannabis

A 33-year-old Mataura man was given final name suppression and fined $350 for using cannabis and possession of utensils on July 12. An order made was to destroy the utensils.

Possession

Timothy Robert Fairclough, 31, forest worker, was convicted and discharged for possession of an offensive weapon (baseball bat) on July 20.

Theft

Kelly Hinehau Roimata Te Aonui, 35, of Mataura, was remanded to September 26 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared for stealing more than $4000 from a person's phone bank account between November 2 and 17 last year.

The court was told she had taken money to fix her car and then got greedy.

Unlawful taking

Tanemohau Maaka, 18, cleaner, of Mataura, was sentenced to two months' community detention, nine months' supervision, 100 hours' community work and $877.22 reparation for unlawfully taking three vehicles between January 27 and 28 and being unlawfully in a building on November 21 last year.

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Justice David Richardson-King, 17, was sentenced to three months' community detention, 120 hours' community work, nine months' supervision and $877.22 reparation for unlawfully taking three vehicles, interfering with a vehicle, theft of sunglasses worth $30, unlawfully being in a building, all between January 27 and 28, and possession of utensils on February 2.

Intentional damage

Trent Soper, 19, forest worker, was fined $300 and ordered to pay $195.50 reparation for damaging a van on April 29.

Assault

Karl Whenua Barrington Tamou, 35, freezing worker, was remanded to November 7 for pre-sentence report for intent to injure a man on April 7.

Shaun Pere Tiananga, 36, labourer, of Invercargill, was found not guilty by way of legal insanity for assault on a police officer on December 19 last year and of an assault on his step-father on December 18 last year and remanded to September 6 for a deposition hearing. The court was told Tiananga had suffered an acute psychotic relapse; he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. On a charge of intentional damage of a door and wall at Gore Mental Health on June 26 he was remanded without plea to September 6.

Vivian Hokimate Harris, 48, of Mataura, was sentenced to nine months' supervision for assault on June 12.

Andrew Edwin Duncan, 47, freezing worker, was fined $200 and ordered to pay $400 emotional harm reparation for assaulting a female on May 31.

Breach

Roberta Sylvia Haare, 31, was convicted and ordered to come up for sentence in six months if called upon for breach of home detention on April 10.

Benjamin James Walter Newby, 25, was convicted and remanded to reappear on October 17 for breach of community work on June 30.

Drink-driving

Paul Raymond Meikle, 35, farm hand, of, Mataura, was convicted and remanded to September 17 for a pre-sentence report for careless driving and driving with an excess blood alcohol level of 246mg on June 8.

Marc Daniel Cowan, 24, shearer, of Waikana, 460mcg on July 8, sentenced to 40 hours' community work and disqualified from driving for six months.

Nathan Wiremu Daniels, 40, shearer, 520mcg on July 14, fined $470, disqualified for six months.

Jade Moana Mekii, 17, farm hand, of Glenkenich, 301mcg on July 14 (under 20 years), fined $250 and disqualified for three months.

Rhuebyn-Joel Prattley, 29, farm hand, 706mcg on July 8, fined $660, disqualified for six months.

Connor Jeffrey Spriggs, 17, freezing worker, of Mataura, 446mcg (under 20 years), on July 13, fined $400, disqualified for six months.

- The Southland Times

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