A 24-year-old man from Darlington has been put behind bars for 26 weeks after he attempted to steal from an address and a string of offences.

Jakey Lee Smith, 24 from Hargreave Terrace in Darlington, appeared before the magistrates court on Friday January 14.

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Smith was charged with attempted burglary of an address with intent to steal where he entered as a trespasser into a dwelling.

He was also charged with three cases of interfering with a motor vehicle and one case of theft of a motor vehicle.

The 24-year-old was committed to prison for an overall sentence of 26 weeks for his crimes and made to pay £128 to victim services.

The reason given for his imprisonment was because the “offence was so serious and because the defendant has a flagrant disregard for people and their property.”

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Smith was previously charged with driving dangerously and driving whilst disqualified wherein he was given a suspended sentence before he committed these further crimes.

Smith pleaded guilty to all offences.


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