IN COURT: Magistrates dish out fines and prison sentences to offenders from Northampton and Daventry

Charges include assault, theft, criminal damage and drink-driving

Sunday, 16th May 2021, 2:48 pm

■ The following cases were heard on May 6

Ryan Austin, aged 29, of Riverside Drive, Weedon, drink-driving; disqualified 12 months, fined £320, to pay a surcharge to fund victim services £34, to pay costs £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Gary Patrick Andrew McCarthy, aged 24, of Ashtree Way, Northampton, failed to comply with supervision requirements following release from prison; seven days in prison, costs £60.

Northampton Magistrates Court.

John Patrick Lavelle, aged 29, of Pleydell Gardens, Northampton, two counts of theft; community order with unpaid work, to pay compensation of £619

Patrick Michael O’Brien, aged 40, of Welland Walk, Northampton, assault by beating; community order, compensation £70, surcharge £95, costs £85.

Jordan Lewis Jones, aged 22, of Swale Drive, Northampton, driving other than in accordance with a licence, no insurance, failed to stop, taking and driving away a motor vehicle; disqualified eight months, community order, surcharge £95, costs £85.

Melissa Jane Osborune, aged 23, of Cartmel Road, Daventry, criminal damage to a vehicle; discharged conditionally 12 months, compensation £650, surcharge £22.

Michael Smith, aged 56, of Eastern Avenue North, Northampton, being concerned in the production of a class B drug — cannabis; fined £80, surcharge £34, costs £85.

Leah Mishka Smith, aged 26, of Ashburnham Road, Northampton, drug-driving; community order with unpaid work; disqualified 12 months, surcharge £95, costs £85.

Claudine Michelle Medcraft, aged 44, possession of class B drug — cannabis; discharged conditionally 12 months, surcharge £22, costs £85.

■ The following cases were heard on May 7

Craig Mark Acton, aged 29, of Farmfield Court, Thorplands, possession of a small joint of cannabis; fined £80, surcharge £34, costs £85.

Catherine Clarke, aged 47, of Frasers Close, Daventry, drink-driving; community order, disqualified 24 months, surcharge £95, costs £85.

Cherie Marshall, aged 47, of Kingsley Road, Northampton, possession of three small wraps of diamorphine, a class A drug; fined £120, surcharge £34, costs £85.

Cristian Marian Varga, aged 30, of Haydown Green, Northampton, driving while disqualified, no insurance; disqualified four months, fined £300, surcharge £34, costs £85.

Gavin Dean York, aged 43, of Fishers Close, Northampton, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, no insurance; fined £500, surcharge £50, costs £85, six penalty points.

Mina Kathleen Matteo, aged 50, of Cherry Orchard Place, Northampton, failed to wear a face covering in a shop; fined £120, surcharge £34, costs £85.

Martin Hodi, aged 28, of Barring Street, Northampton, speeding; fined £320, surcharge £34, costs £85, six penalty points.

Darren Lee Goodridge, aged 53, of Junction Road, Northampton, driving while using a hand-held mobile phone; fined £346, surcharge £35, costs £85, six penalty points.

Mduduzi Chatira, aged 30, of Earl Street, Northampton, driving while using a hand-held mobile phone, no insurance; fined £880, surcharge £88, costs £90, disqualified six months due to repeat offending.

■ The following case was heard on May 8

Colin James Mosdell, aged 35, of Billing Road, Northampton, driving while disqualified, no insurance, criminal damage to a window, commission of a further offence while on a suspended sentence; 22 weeks in prison, disqualified 36 months.

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