Man charged with theft at Knock­a­nure

Ac­cused due be­fore Tralee Dis­trict Court

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS -

A MAN charged with tres­pass, crim­i­nal damage and theft at a pub­lic house in Knock­a­nure last

week was re­manded in cus­tody at Lis­towel Dis­trict Court on Thurs­day to ap­pear be­fore Tralee

Dis­trict Court to­day (Wed­nes­day).

Martin Ward, with an ad­dress at Bo­hatch, Mountshan­non, Co Clare, ap­peared be­fore Judge David Wa­ters at Lis­towel Dis­trict Court on Thurs­day charged with two counts of tres­pass at Gort­dro­magow­nagh, Moy­vane, on Thurs­day’s date (Oc­to­ber 4) - on the prop­erty of Ni­amh McEvoy and on the prop­erty of Veron­ica Cot­ter.

He was also charged with tres­pass at Flynn’s Bar, Knock­a­nure, on Oc­to­ber 4 as well as with crim­i­nal damage to the premises and the theft there of sev­eral

bot­tles of spir­its, €30 in coins and of ci­garette ma­chine to­kens.

De­tec­tive Garda Paul Walsh told Judge Wa­ters that he ar­rested the ac­cused at 9.40am on Thurs­day last, charged him with the charges as set out on the charge sheets be­fore the Court and that Mr Ward had made no re­ply when cau­tioned.

Solic­i­tor Pat En­right told the Court he had no ques­tions aris­ing from Gda Walsh’s ev­i­dence of ar­rest, charge and cau­tion.

In de­cid­ing whether to ac­cept

ju­ris­dic­tion in the case, Judge Wa­ters asked Sgt Kieran O’Con­nell as to the time of the al­leged in­ci­dent, if any­one was liv­ing on the premises and if there were any other ag­gra­vat­ing fac­tors.

Sgt O’Con­nell said it was be­ing al­leged the in­ci­dent oc­curred at 3.36am; that there was no-one liv­ing there and there were no other ag­gra­vat­ing fac­tors. Judge Wa­ters ac­cepted ju­ris­dic­tion.

Sgt O’Con­nell in­di­cated the State would ob­ject to bail in the case.

How­ever, Mr En­right said he would not be mak­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion for bail. Judge Wa­ters noted this, sug­gest­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion could be made on a later date, re­mand­ing Mr Ward in cus­tody to ap­pear be­fore Tralee Dis­trict Court to­day (Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 10).

Gda Walsh also in­formed the Court that a fourth charge might yet be brought against the ac­cused.

Mr En­right suc­cess­fully ap­plied for le­gal aid for the de­fence.

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