IN COURT: The latest news and appearances from North Staffordshire's courts
Derrick Cotton, aged 30, of Kennermont Road, Abbey Hulton, is to stand trial after pleading not guilty to being found in an enclosed garden of a property at Werrington Road, Bucknall, on December 29. Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre granted him conditional bail.
Zoe Evans, aged 29, of Canterbury Drive, Bradeley, is accused of drink driving at Penkhull on January 4. Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre adjourned the case until February 13.
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A 32-year-old man caught drink driving while in possession of heroin has been banned from the roads for a year and fined £180. Steven Davis, of Ruxley Road, Bucknall, was found to have 101mgs of alcohol in 100mls of blood. The legal limit is 80mgs. Davis was fined £110 and a further £70 for possessing heroin on the same date. He must also pay costs and a victim surcharge of £105.
The Crown Prosecution Service has decided to proceed with a case against Christopher Whilock. The 46-year-old, of Blakeley Lane, Dilhorne, is charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour at Dilhorne on July 1 last year. He will enter his plea at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on March 18 and he was granted bail.
The case of Josiah Thompson, aged 37, of Long lane, Harriseahead, who stands accused of drink driving, was adjourned until February 8 by magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Christopher Clews, aged 33, of Hope Street, Hanley, after he failed to turn up at court to face a matter of failing to comply with a community order.
Karl Quayle will be committed to Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding police officer Kramer Caldwell in October. The 28-year-old, of Leek Road, Hanley, is also accused of resisting PC Caldwell in the execution of his duty and resisting PC Woodhouse in the execution of his duty.
The case of Sarah Mulvey, who has pleaded guilty to arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered, has been adjourned for two weeks. The 46-year-old, of Millicent House, Locketts Lane, Longton, has admitted damaging by fire a flat belonging to North Staffordshire Health Authority on October 6. She was due to be sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court yesterday but the case was adjourned until February 15 to see if any suitable accommodation can be found to give the judge an alternative to custody. Mulvey was remanded in custody.
A woman has been given a 12-month conditional discharge after admitting damaging the front door of her stepfather's home on January 20. Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre also ordered Rachel Montford, aged 40, of Wentworth Grove, Sneyd Green, to pay £31.06 compensation, £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. Her son Matthew Montford, aged 20, of the same address, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly on the same date. He was also given a 12-month conditional discharge and told to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
Nathan Armstrong, aged 24, of Corneville Road, Bucknall; Lee Gilbert, aged 28, of Birch Street, Northwood; and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are to be committed to Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Antonio Mazzocchi at Hanley on December 7. All three were bailed by magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre.