Two violent late-night visits to an associate's address have landed a Timaru labourer in court.
Daniel John Crump, 25, pleaded guilty yesterday in the Timaru District Court to two charges of theft, assault, intentional damage, dishonestly interfering with a motor vehicle and being found without reasonable excuse in a yard.
On June 23 he went around to an associate's property at 2.30am and was told to leave. He refused so police were called, causing him to punch a window and break it.
He returned at 3.30am without the associate's knowledge and broke into her car and took her driver's licence and attempted to steal the rear number plate.
At 5pm the same day he texted the woman and said he had her licence and she could come around and get it. She drove to his house and locked the car door and opened the window so he could give her the licence, but instead he reached through and opened the car door, assaulted her and took her cellphone when she attempted to call police.
Judge Joanna Maze convicted Crump and remanded him on bail to November 6 for sentencing.
Other matters Triton Jack Thompson, 18, unemployed of Timaru; breach of community work, convicted and remanded at large to October 9 for sentencing.
Jaron Marcus Dodge, 25, of Queenstown; burglary (two charges); convicted and remanded on bail to November 6 for sentencing.
David Karl Paul Eymael, unemployed of Timaru; failing to provide a tax return (four charges), $200.
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