De­fen­dant given chance to pay for dam­age re­pairs

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS -

A man who ad­mit­ted smash­ing a win­dow and dam­ag­ing a door of a house, has been given a chance to pay the re­pair bill.

Peter Shevlin (32), Money­more, pleaded guilty to a crim­i­nal dam­age charge aris­ing out of an in­ci­dent which oc­curred in the early hours of New Year’s Day last.

Sgt Ray Brady said that at 1.15am it was re­ported a win­dow was smashed in Lau­rence’s Park.

Gar­daí saw Shevlin walk­ing away from the scene. He then told them he broke the win­dow and tried to kick in the door of his girl­friend’s house. She was not there at the time.

The de­fen­dant, who said at the out­set he didn’t want a so­lic­i­tor, told Judge Jones he is ‘in the process’ of pay­ing for the dam­age.

He was try­ing to get into the house which he said be­longs to him and his part­ner.

‘Pay for the dam­age if you don’t want to head up the road for a month,’ the judge said.

If there is a re­ceipt in court on 1 Fe­bru­ary next, Judge Jones con­tin­ued, he wanted Shevlin to sign a 12-month peace bond.

‘If this house didn’t be­long to you, I would send you to jail.’

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