Three men sentenced at Eden Local Court

A 44-year-old Bega man has been sentenced to three months in prison for damaging three windows and a television at the Grand Hotel, Bega in August.

Anthony Hill failed to appear at Bega Local Court on October 24 before the issuing of an arrest warrant led to his appearance at Eden Local Court on Wednesday, November 8.

Hill was found guilty of destroying or damaging property to the value below $2000.

According to the police report, Hill had booked one night’s accommodation at the Grand Hotel about 8pm. About 10 minutes later staff were notified that “somebody was going off upstairs smashing windows”.

He was arrested and conveyed to South East Regional Hospital for a mental health assessment.

Hill did not challenge the conviction.

Meanwhile, in separate matters heard at Eden Local Court this week:

An Eden man was also sentenced to three months in prison for breaching his bond.

Christopher Alexander failed to comply with his bond condition to accept community corrections supervision.

The bond came after Alexander damaged a fuel nozzle, hose and pump at Caltex service station on the corner of Mitchell and Imlay streets, Eden in the early hours of January 12, 2017.

Alexander has appealed the sentence.

Another Eden man was sentenced to three months in prison after driving during a period of disqualification.

Ian Holmes-Banks, 33, was pulled over in Broadwater, north of Eden, on September 23.

It was the second offence for driving while disqualified, following a series of other previous offences, including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

Holmes-Banks has appealed the sentence.

Eden Local Court

Eden Local Court