Chase ac­cused would not stand up in court

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - David Sal­vaire

A 20-year-old man, charged in re­la­tion to a police chase through Parmelia last week, has been re­manded in cus­tody af­ter he re­fused to stand for the mag­is­trate.

Bren­don Les Greg An­der­son, of Leda, ap­peared un­rep­re­sented in Rock­ing­ham Mag­is­trate’s Court on Tues­day, Septem­ber 19, fac­ing 18 charges.

Police al­lege Mr An­der­son com­mit­ted sev­eral burglaries in Par- melia early on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18. He then al­legedly led police on a chase through sev­eral Leda prop­er­ties on Rob­bins Re­treat, Porter Gar­dens, Gold­ney Court and on the roof of a house in Bilya Gar­dens.

The pros­e­cu­tion told the court Mr An­der­son was known to police and had been re­leased from jail on Fri­day, Au­gust 4.

Speak­ing in court, Mr An­der­son told Mag­is­trate Leanne Atkins he was un­em­ployed and re­ceiv­ing Cen­tre­link ben­e­fits. He ap­peared vis­i­bly dis­tressed when hear­ing his charges and re­fused to stand when or­dered, be­fore be­ing taken away by guards. He is charged with home bur­glary and com­mit, steal­ing and three counts of bur­glary with in­tent. He is also charged with eight counts of tres­pass­ing, two counts of crim­i­nal dam­age and one count of pos­sess­ing an in­stru­ment with in­tent to com­mit an of­fence.

He is due to reap­pear at a later date.

Bren­don Les Greg An­der­son, of Leda, was re­manded in cus­tody.

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