Man sentenced, bond breached
Breach of a two-year bond resulted in a two-year prison term for a homeless man.
The sentence was imposed on 53-year-old Herbert Raymond Kirton yesterday, Thursday, June 13, 2019, as he appeared in the District "A" Magistrates' Court.
Kirton pleaded guilty to two burglary charges:
1. that on June 7 he went into Peter Sobers' house and stole three packs of biscuits, three tins of tuna, three bottles of peanut butter and 12 bottles of soft drinks; totalling $65
2. and that on March 5 he entered Cedric Butcher house and stole a flashlight worth $200
It was revealed that Kirton was placed on a two-year bond on January 29, 2018; which carried a 12-month imprisonment sentence if breached.
The 12-month sentence attached to the bond was activated yesterday and an additional 12-month consecutive sentence imposed for the two burglary charges.
According to the details of the burglaries, Sobers left his house secured only to return to find louvres and board missing from his bathroom. The back door was also opened and a search revealed that the items were missing.
In Butcher's case, he left his back-door of his house opened and went to a nearby residence. Butcher could view his house from the nearby house and observed Herbert exiting through the said back door.