Charges in line with crime spree

Geraldton Guardian - - Guardian News -

A 44-year-old man charged with 17 of­fences, in­clud­ing steal­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and driv­ing reck­lessly to es­cape po­lice pur­suit, has been re­fused bail in Ger­ald­ton Mag­is­trate’s court.

Ja­son Michael Hod­der ap­peared on charges in­clud­ing gain­ing ben­e­fit by fraud, bur­glary, steal­ing, tres­pass­ing, dam­ag­ing prop­erty and be­ing the driver of a ve­hi­cle which failed to com­ply with a di­rec­tion to stop.

All but one of the charges, which Mr Holder pleaded not guilty to, are said to have oc­curred be­tween Au­gust 1-23 this year.

Mag­is­trate Donna Webb said in essence the charges were that of an al­leged crime spree. “The al­le­ga­tions are se­ri­ous, es­pe­cially in re­gards to the bur­glary and reck­less driv­ing,” she said.

Mr Hod­der was re­manded to ap­pear again on Novem­ber 30.

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