IN COURT: The latest news and appearances from North Staffordshire's courts
Andrew Morse, aged 26, of The Uplands, Biddulph, is accused of failing to comply with the requirements of a community order imposed in October last year. Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre adjourned the case until March 19.
Jake Hart, aged 21, of Beaconsfield Drive, Blurton, is accused of theft and fraud by false representation in November last year. Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre adjourned the case until March 25.
A warrant without bail was issued at North Staffordshire Justice Centre for 24-year-old Joseph Johnson, of Hamil Road, Burslem, who is charged with theft in December last year, after he failed to turn up at court for a hearing.
Teenager John Price will stand trial at North Staffordshire justice Centre on May 1 after he pleaded not guilty to taking a quad bike without the owner’s consent in Kidsgrove on October 24 and making off without payment for petrol in Talke. Price, of Linehouses Caravan Site, Linehouses, Goldenhill, was granted unconditional bail.
Twenty-eight-year-old Darren Trivett, of Hope Street, Hanley, has admitted causing damage to a pane of glass in a door at Leek on March 8. Due to the time he has already spent in custody, no other penalty was imposed. However, magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre ordered him to pay £40 towards court costs.
A warrant without bail was issued at North Staffordshire Justice Centre for 21-year-old David King, of Hope Street, Hanley, who is accused of theft in January, after he failed to turn up at court.
A teenager and a 31-year-old man have been sent to Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court charged with wounding with intent. The 17-year-old and Craig Tymczuk, of Greendock Street, Longton, both face joint charges of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Neil Bailey with intent to do him grievous bodily harm on February 7 and assaulting Mr Bailey occasioning him actual bodily harm on the same date. Both defendants will appear at crown court on March 18 for a preliminary hearing. Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre granted both defendants conditional bail.
Cannabis grower Keith Brown has been ordered to repay £4,740 under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Brown, aged 39, of Dividy Road, Bentilee, was sentenced in January to a six-month community order with a four-month curfew after pleading guilty to producing cannabis at Great Row View, Wolstanton. Yesterday, at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, Judge David Fletcher said Brown benefited from his criminality by £4,740 and made a confiscation order for that sum. The defendant must pay the money in three months or could face up to three months in jail.
A 21-year-old man was sent to Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court by magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre charged with rape on April 17. Daniel McRostie, of Comfrey Close, Meir Park, also faces a second charge of intentional sexual touching on the same date. Magistrates granted McRostie unconditional bail until March 18.
Michael Addison, aged 34, of no fixed address, is accused of causing damage to four windows and a light belonging to the Salvation Army, Stoke, in February this year. Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre adjourned the case until March 18.
Thomas Sidley, aged 20, of Greyshott Road, Tunstall, pleaded guilty to two charges of burglary at L & M Eurotrading, Middleport, in November. He will be sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court after a psychiatric report is prepared on him. The defendant was granted bail.
Georgina O'Brien, who is charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on Paul Dean with intent on November 26, will enter her plea at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on May 17. The 42-year-old, of Machin Street, Tunstall, was granted bail.
Segin Jose, aged 40, of Furlong Road, Tunstall, will stand trial after pleading not guilty to causing criminal damage to a motor vehicle at Tunstall on November 20. Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre granted the defendant unconditional bail until May 2.