Nathan Sparrow , 21, of Balfour Terrace, Kilmington, drove in Sidmouth on May 19 without due care and attention. He pleaded guilty and was fined £300 with a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £85. His licence was also endorsed with six points but he did not face a totting disqualification after an exceptional hardship request was accepted due to the rurality of his home. He also admitted two counts of being involved in an accident in Sidmouth on the same date and failing to stop, and driving a car when the condition of its accessories or equipment, namely rear bumper and tyres, was such that its use involved a danger of injury to any person but did not face any additional penalties.
Shauna Highet , 50, of Clifton Street, Newtown, sent text messages to a man between April 7 and May 5 which she was prohibited from doing as part of a restraining order. She pleaded guilty and received a 12-month conditional discharge. She will also have to pay £85 costs.
Duane Hall , 41, of Sivell Place, Exeter, pleaded guilty to damaging an internal door at a property in Ottery St Mary on June 24. He also admitted stealing a £20 note from the owner of the property. A community order was made which will see him have to participate in a low intensity alcohol programme in Exeter for 25 days and it has a supervision requirement. He will also have to pay a total of £70 in compensation to his victim and £85 costs. A restraining order was issued which will prevent Hall from contacting his victim for a year among other measures.
Russell Best , 56, of no fixed abode but who resides in Sidmouth, drove in the town on July 25 after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion in his breath was 65mcg in 100ml, exceeding the legal limit. He changed his plea to guilty and was committed to prison for 14 days. The offence was deemed to be serious as it was his third alcohol and vehicle-related offence in the space of a year. The offence saw him breach a conditional discharge issued in respect of failing to provide a sample for analysis but no action was taken in respect of this.
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David Adcock , 38, of Powells Way, Dunkeswell, assaulted a woman by beating her on March 3. He received a two-year conditional discharge after changing his plea to guilty and will have to pay £60 costs. Magistrates departed from the sentencing guidelines due to his inability to undertake unpaid work as part of a community order because of an underlying medical condition.
Ross Downs , 26, of Colyvale, Colyton, pleaded guilty to damaging a door at a property in Colyton on May 28. He also admitted being in possession of a steak knife without lawful excuse on the same date. A community order was made which will see him participate in the building better relationships programme for 24 days and it has a supervision requirement. He will also have to pay £50 compensation and costs of £85.
Kevin Tant , 47, of Smythen Street, Exeter, placed himself in Gandy Street to gather alms contrary to the vagrancy act on August 9. He pleaded guilty and was fined £75 with a £15 surcharge and no order for costs. He was detained in the courthouse for a short period in lieu of the fine.
Timothy Green , 30, of Kinnerton Way, Exeter, dishonestly received stolen goods, namely two bottles of perfume to the value of £156, belonging to Boots, knowing or believing the same to be stolen goods on July 9. He pleaded guilty and received a community order with a drug rehabilitation requirement to be reviewed monthly. It also has a supervision requirement though no compensation or costs were ordered.
Greg Bowman , 19, of Queens Crescent, Exeter, was found guilty of entering a property in Manston Road and stealing items including video games and consoles to the value of £503.50 on or about July 1. He was committed to detention for four months suspended for 12 months. The offence was committed while he was subject to a conditional discharge which had been imposed for four offences of criminal damage and one of arson on June 12. For the breach he was sentenced to one month in prison suspended for 12 months to be served concurrently. He will also have to pay £200 in compensation to the owner of the property which was stolen.
Derek Reilly , 37, of Rutherford Street, Exeter, stole an item belonging to a security firm between March 28 and April 4 to the value of £400. He was found guilty following a trial and received an 18-month conditional discharge with no order for costs or compensation.
Alistair Mackenzie , 39, of Rifford Road, Exeter, was found guilty of assaulting a man, occasioning him actual bodily harm, on September 26 last year, following a trial. He was committed to prison for 24 weeks and the sentence took into account the fact that he was also found guilty of being in Smythen Street on the same date with a lock knife without good reason or lawful authority. Magistrates issued the sentence because of the nature and seriousness of the offence, and his antecedent history. The knife will be forfeited and destroyed.
Maarja Koverik , 24, of Highwell Road, Seaton, drove on August 11 after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in her breath was 87mcg in 100ml of breath, exceeding the legal limit. She pleaded guilty and was banned from driving for 20 months which can be reduced by 20 weeks if she completes an approved course. She was additionally punished with a short detention in the courthouse which was added to time she had already spent in detention.
Dilys Hadley , 61, of Whitman Close, Exmouth, received a two-year conditional discharge after she was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal. A domestic short-haired cat called Janet was provided with inadequate veterinary care and attention for a problem with its eye. She will have to pay costs of £500 to the RSCPA but did not face a disqualification from keeping pets as a district judge ruled that, as the cat had reached the age of 16 without any other concerns being raised, it was not warranted. He added that he also had regard to the assurances from the defendant regarding how she will continue to care for the cat.
Leon Buchanan , 24, of Bartholomew Road West, Exeter, pleaded guilty to being in possession of 0.77g of NRG-2, a Class B drug, on June 15. He received a four-month conditional discharge and will have to pay £85 in costs. The drugs will be destroyed.
Michelle Conroy , 21, of St David's Hill, Exeter, was given a community order after she pleaded guilty to stealing perfumes to the value of £368 from Debenhams on July 27. The order will see her have to complete 60 hours of unpaid work but no compensation was ordered as the goods were recovered. There was also no order for costs. She was jointly charged with Lisa Gabriel, 26, of Galahad Close, Exeter, who received a 12-month conditional discharge as she had a lesser role in the offence.
Graham McColl , 23, of Diggories Lane, Honiton, admitted assaulting a man by beating him during an incident on July 15. He will have to pay £150 in compensation to his victim and was fined £250. In addition, he will have to pay the £15 victim surcharge and costs of £85. Justices said they were taking into account his remorse and the fact that he had no previous convictions.
Alexander Clark , 65, of Broadview, Broadclyst, drove a car in Heavitree Road, Exeter on March 9 without due care and attention. He pleaded guilty and was fined £330 with a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £85. His licence was also endorsed with six points.
James Trower , 32, of Marwood Place, Honiton, changed his plea and admitted stealing a battery worth £96.99 from Countrywide Stores on June 23. He was given a community order which has a supervision requirement and he will have to pay the full cost of the item in compensation to the shop.
Alan Brooks , 64, of Bohemia Villas, Sidmouth, pleaded guilty to driving in the town on June 2 without due care and attention. He was fined £180 with a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs. In addition, his licence was endorsed with five points.
Sharon Thornton , 39, of Cathedral Yard, Exeter, admitted carrying out an assault on June 25. She was fined £50 with a victim surcharge of £15 but was detained in the courthouse for a short period in lieu of this.
Keith Neil , 63, of Livermore Road, Honiton, assaulted a woman during an incident on August 7. He pleaded guilty and received a 12-month conditional discharge. No compensation was ordered due to his limited means and there was no order for costs.