The latest results from Magistrates' Court.

Updated on 12 March 2020.

Man from Sittingbourne sentenced for theft
120-day suspended sentence

Stephen Taylor, aged 40, of Peregrine Drive, Sittingbourne, was sentenced on 28 February 2020 at Maidstone Magistrates' Court.

He pleaded guilty to stealing a charity collection pot from a bank in Sittingbourne on 7 November 2019.

He was sentenced to a total of 120 days in prison, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay £30 compensation.

 

Sittingbourne man sentenced for burglary
240 hours of unpaid work

Mathew Steers, aged 29, of Sycamore Road, Strood, was sentenced at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on 2 March 2020.

He pleaded guilty to burglary after stealing items from a supermarket in Kings Hill on 18 September 2019. He also pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to steal at a supermarket in London Road, Aylesford, on the same day.

He was ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months and pay £90 in victim surcharges, £624.97 compensation and £85 costs.

 

Man sentenced for drink driving in Sittingbourne
48-month driving ban and 200 hours of unpaid work

Tomaz Rozycki, aged 30, of Colin Road, Luton in Bedfordshire, was sentenced on 2 March 2020 at Maidstone Magistrates' Court.

He pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle over the legal drink drive limit, after being stopped on in a Ford Transit on the A249 in Stockbury, Sittingbourne, on 28 January 2020. When tested, he gave a reading of 113 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

He was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months and disqualified from driving for 48 months. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £90, and £85 costs.

 

Sheerness man sentenced for driving offences
120-day suspended prison sentence, driving ban and unpaid work order.

Aaron Gilbert, aged 39, of Manor Road, Rushenden, was sentenced on 5 March 2020 at Maidstone Magistrates' Court.

He pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle whilst disqualified and without third party insurance, in Minster-on-Sea, on 6 July 2019.

He also pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle whilst disqualified and without third party insurance, in Sheerness, on 26 August 2019.

He was sentenced to 120 days in prison suspended for 12 months and disqualified from driving for 15 months. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs, a victim surcharge of £122 and carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

 

Maidstone man sentenced for drug and weapon offences
60 days in prison and 200 hours of unpaid work

Adrians Zevnenko, aged 18, of London Road, Maidstone, was sentenced at Maidstone Magistrates' Court on 28 February 2020.

He pleaded guilty to possessing a quantity of Cannabis, a Class B drug, in Week Street, Maidstone, on 24 January 2020.

He also pleaded guilty to possessing an offensive weapon in a public place on the same day in Maidstone.

He was sentenced to a total of 60 days in prison, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. He must also pay a victim surcharge of £122 and £85 costs.

The Cannabis and the weapon, a knuckleduster, were ordered to be forfeited and destroyed.

 

Man sentenced for assaults in Maidstone
180-day suspended sentence and curfew

Harry Smith, aged 26, of Ruskin Grove, Maidstone, sentenced on 28 February 2020 at Maidstone Magistrates' Court.

He pleaded guilty to committing assault on 21 November 2019. He also pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting an emergency worker on 20 December 2019 in Maidstone.

Magistrates also sentenced him for committing assault in Maidstone on 21 November 2019, for which no plea was taken.

He was sentenced to a total of 180 days imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, and given a 12-week curfew to remain at a property in Fairmeadow, Maidstone, between 8pm and 8am daily, until 21 May 2020. He must also pay a total of £350 in compensation.

 

Staplehurst man sentenced for driving offences
24-month driving ban and £660 fine

Robert Wynne, aged 40, of Cradducks Lane, Staplehurst, was sentenced on 2 March 2020 at Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court.

He was sentenced by Magistrates for driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, using a handheld mobile device while driving, and driving without third party insurance, in Headcorn Road, Hawkenbury, on 8 March 2019, for which no plea was taken.

He was disqualified from driving licence for 24 months and fined a total of £660. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and £85 costs.

Ashford drink driver sentenced
20-month driving ban and £700 fine.

Adel Smith, aged 30, of Old School Mews, Kennington, Ashford, was sentenced at Maidstone Magistrates' Court on 28 February 2020.

She pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle above the legal drink drive limit after being stopped in Maidstone on 26 January 2020. When tested, she gave a reading of 73 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

She has been disqualified from driving for 20 months and fined £700. They must also pay a victim surcharge of £70 and £85 costs.

 

Romney Marsh man sentenced for driving offences
12-week suspended sentence and 15-month driving ban.

Daniel Griffin, aged 34, of Moore Close, Brenzett, was sentenced on 3 March 2020 at Margate Magistrates' Court.

He pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle dangerously and failing to stop when required to do so, in Ashford, on 9 September 2019.

Magistrates also sentenced him driving without due care and attention in Ashford on the same day, for which no plea was taken.

He was sentenced to a total of 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 24 months, and disqualified from driving for 15 months. He must also pay a victim surcharge of £122.

 

Essex man imprisoned for multiple offences at Channel Tunnel
4-week imprisonment

Dominic Isagba, aged 30, of Stonechat Road, Billericay in Essex, was sentenced on 4 March 2020 at Basildon Magistrates' Court.

Magistrates sentenced him for driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, driving without third party insurance and for possession of Cannabis, a Class B drug, at the Channel Tunnel Terminal, Ashford Road, Newington, on 17 January 2020, for which no plea was taken.

Magistrates also sentenced him for breaching a suspended sentence order, for which no plea was taken.

He was sentenced to a total of four weeks imprisonment and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £122.

 

Biddenden man sentenced for assault
8-week suspended sentence

Darren Teal, aged 51, of Benenden Road, Biddenden, was sentenced on 4 March 2020 at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place, and for assaulting an emergency worker, on 3 September 2019 in Readers Bridge Road, Tenterden.

He was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £122, £100 in compensation and £85 costs.

 

Kennington drink driver sentenced
23-month driving ban

Deric Bosch, aged 44, of Guernsey Way, Kennington, was sentenced on 4 March 2020 at Folkestone Magistrates' Court.

He pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle above the legal drink drive limit, after being stopped in Chart Road, Ashford, on 1 February 2020. When tested, he gave a reading of 94 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

He was disqualified from driving for 23 months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £148 and £85 costs.

 

Man from Lyminge sentenced for assault
6-month suspended sentence and 300 hours of unpaid work

Zac Nixon, aged 20, of Fox Close, Lyminge, was sentenced on 4 March at Folkestone Magistrates' Court.

He pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker on 29 August 2019 in Canterbury Road, Elham.

He was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 12 months, and carry out 300 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £122, compensation of £750 and £85 costs.

 

Ashford man sentenced for multiple offences
12-week suspended sentence and £120 fine

Cino Ioannou, aged 33, of Speldhurst Close, Ashford, was sentenced on 4 March 2020 at Folkestone Magistrates' Court.

He pleaded guilty to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress in Ramsgate Road, Margate, on 7 September 2019. He also pleaded guilty to failing to surrender to police/court bail at the appointed time in Margate on 6 February 2020.

Magistrates also sentenced him for assaulting an emergency worker and for being drunk and disorderly in a public place, also in Margate on 7 September 2019, to which he pleaded not guilty.

He was sentenced to a total of 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, fined £120, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £122, £100 compensation and £300 costs.

 

Herne Bay drink driver sentenced
150 hours unpaid work

Steven Earles, aged 51, of Norton Avenue, Herne Bay, was sentenced on 4 March 2020 at Margate Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to failing to stop after a road accident and not providing name and address of self or vehicle details. He also pleaded guilty to driving when over the legal drink drive limit on 11 September 2019 in Ashford. When tested, he gave a reading of 91 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

He was sentenced to a total of 150 hours of unpaid work to be carried out within the next 12 months.

 

Canterbury driver receives a suspended sentence
Sentenced to prison for 12 weeks suspended for 12 months.

Jamie Mills-Hughes, aged 41, of Norton Avenue, Herne Bay, was sentenced on 5 March 2020 at Margate Magistrates' Court. 

She pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis in Canterbury on 5 February 2020.

She was sentenced to prison for 12 weeks, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £120.

 

Folkestone man sentenced for driving offences
12-week suspended prison sentence and 160 hours of unpaid work

David Carpenter, aged 46, of Athelstan Road, Folkestone, was sentenced on 5 March 2020 at Margate Magistrates' Court.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit in Folkestone, on 28 September 2019.

He was sentenced to a total of 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months and disqualified from driving for two years. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £122 and £85 costs.