An old face and 17 others sentenced by Cornwall’s courts of late

For just about all but the most serious offences, offenders are given lifelines in terms of rehabilitation to curb their offending and stay out of jail. Whilst this works most of the time, some people are seemingly beyond help and having exhausted all other alternatives, magistrates can only impose jail terms as was the case with serial menace Martin Ward recently.

At Bodmin and Truro, the courts handle all the criminal cases in Cornwall. Everyone who has been charged with an offence, from the least to the most serious, appears first of all before the magistrates. All offences come before the magistrates, although the most serious ones are sent up to the crown court.

If a defendant pleads guilty they could be sentenced straight away or have the matter put back for a pre-sentence report. If they deny the allegations against them the case will be adjourned for a trial.

Read More: Our last magistrates’ court round-up

The courts are open to anyone and our reporters attend just like any other member of the public. As most people have jobs and cannot spend their time at court, the media has always acted as the eyes and ears of the public to ensure that justice is seen to be done.

Here’s who has been sentenced at the magistrates’ court in Bodmin and Truro recently…

Patricia Jill Nicholas

Valley Gardens

Illogan

Aged: 58

On March 4 in Redruth drove whilst over the drink drive limit.

Fined £600. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £60. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service. Disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 16 months.

Anthony Lee Hosking

Laity Fields

Camborne

Aged: 33

On September 5 in Truro drove whilst disqualified.

Fined £186. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £34. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Nathan Paul Tracey

Meadow Flats

St Ives

Aged: 43

On August 26 in St Austell was drunk and disorderly.

Fined £40. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £34.

Charlie John Matthew Deacon

Tenderah Road

Helston

Aged: 20

On September 7 in Helston drove whilst under the influence of a controlled drug.

Fined £280. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £34. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service. Disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months.

Graham Mark Potter

Kehelland

Camborne

Aged: 41

On August 30 in Pool failed to stop after an accident.

Fined £500. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £50. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service. Disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months.

Daniel Mark Bunney

Bonython Drive

Grampound

Aged: 37

On September 10 in Truro drove whilst under the influence of a controlled drug.

Fined £330. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £34. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service. Disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for 14 months.

Haydn James Mills

Eastern Lane

Camborne

Aged: 21

On August 10 on a bus between Redruth and Camborne with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

Committed to prison for eight weeks suspended for 18 months. Reason for custody: revolting, abhorrent incident, consider due to homophobic crime. Must complete thinking skills programme and rehabilitation activity requirement. To pay compensation of £200.

Isaac Benjamin Parker

Mylor Bridge

Aged: 31

On March 6 in Penryn drove whilst over the drink drive limit.

Community order made. Must complete 80 hours of unpaid work. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £95. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service. Disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 24 months.

Jason Xion Wood

Sparnon Gate

Redruth

Aged: 46

On August 10 in Redruth drove whilst under the influence of a controlled drug.

Fined £120. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £34. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service. Disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for 20 months.

Kieran Alex Dougherty Smith

Trerose Coombe

Downderry

Aged: 20

On March 27 in Bude drove whilst over the drink drive limit.

Fined £425. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £43. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service. Disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 17 months.

Kevin Leslie Horrell

Launceston

Aged: 48

On February 14 in Bodmin drove whilst over the drink drive limit.

Fined £120. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £34. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service. Disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 14 months.

Christopher Michael Dobson

Stoke Road

Kelly Bray

Aged: 35

On February 17 in Callington drove whilst over the drink drive limit.

Fined £576. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £58. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service. Disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 15 months.

Teigan Lilly Jackett

Kinsman Estate

Bodmin

Aged: 18

On August 4 in Plymouth damaged a cubicle wall and plastic document holder to the value of £100 belonging to NHS Hospital Trust.

Community order made. Must complete rehabilitation activity requirement and 120 hours unpaid work. To pay compensation of £100.

Nicholas John Ashford

Dudnance Lane

Pool

Aged: 48

Between August 9 and 18 in Bodmin stole meat worth £91.68 from Morrisons.

On August 18 in Bodmin stole six bottles of vodka worth £90 from Morrisons.

Community order made. Four week 8pm to 8am curfew. To pay compensation of £90.

Daniel Richard Phillips

Kinsman Estate

Bodmin

Aged: 31

On February 19 in Bodmin drove whilst over the drink drive limit.

Fined £253. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £34. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service. Disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for 38 months.

Nathan James Philp

Bawden Road

Bodmin

Aged: 29

On January 29 in Bodmin drove whilst over the drink drive limit.

Fined £120. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £34. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service. Disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 38 months.

Paul Lee Godridge

Albert Terrace

Lostwithiel

Aged: 36

On July 8 in Lostwithiel destroyed a glass window to the value of £655.20 belonging to Jefferies Estate Agents.

Discharged conditionally for 12 months. To pay compensation of £744. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £22. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Martin Joseph Ward

No fixed abode

Aged: 49

On March 18 in Newquay stole three bottle of Grey Goose vodka from Sainsbury’s worth £178.50.

On March 19 in Newquay stole spirits worth £261.50 from Sainsbury’s.

On March 18 in Newquay stole spirits worth £240 from Sainsbury’s.

On March 14 in Newquay stole alcohol worth £215 from Sainsbury’s.

On March 18 in Newquay stole alcohol worth £190.50 from Sainsbury’s.

On March 19 stole champagne worth £258 from Sainsbury’s.

On March 20 stole cognac worth £150 from Sainsbury’s.

On April 2 stole six bottles of spirits worth £210 from Sainsbury’s.

Also breach of a criminal behaviour order.

Committed to prison for 34 weeks. To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £128.

Our round-ups are dependant on results list being sent out by the courts so it is possible some people sentenced may be missing from the weekly round-up.

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