A man who ran through a house after gardai called to an address next door where he was in breach of his bail, was given a 12 month sentence at Dundalk district court last week – with the final six months suspended. Twenty-five year old Willie Joyce with an address at Aghameen Park, Muirhenvamor, Dundalk was before the court accused of trespass arising out the incident. He was also accused of a number of other separate offences including handling stolen property on the 27th of September last.
Garda Inspector Paul Kiernan told the court that on the 11th of June last while evading gardai, the defendant fled an address at Mullaharlin Park via the back garden of the house next door. He said the accused had entered via the back door – causing the occupant there to fear for her safety.
The Defence solicitor asked the court to be as lenient as it could be. He said the accused was found in a place he clearly should not have been in and was in an inebriated state. He added that his client has since taken this in check and presents as a more fitter and more steady individual.
Judge Flann Brennan said he would impose concurrent sentences of 12 months but he would suspended the final six months on the accused entering a bond to be of good behaviour on his release.