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Here are the criminals who have been jailed from May 4 to May 9, 2020.
Connor Bailey, 26, of Newberry Road in Horfield, admitted failing to comply with a community order by failing to attend initial induction appointments and was jailed for 10 weeks.
Oussana Benabid, 34, of Lansdowne Court in Poutney Drive, Easton, admitted stealing 10 packets of condoms worth £110 from Marks and Spencer in Avon Meads, Bristol, on May 2. His detention in the courthouse meant detention was deemed served by reason of time already spent in custody.
Patrick Bishop, 34, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of harassment and threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour at North Street, Bedminster, on March 24 last year. He admitted: failing to surrender to magistrates and failing to comply with a community order. He was jailed for 26 weeks.
Aaron Sebastian Gardiner, 34, of no fixed abode, admitted failing to comply with a community order by failing to attend appointments. He was jailed for 20 weeks.
Wayne Alan Jason Marlton, 31, of Yeolands Drive in Clevedon, admitted: using a vehicle in Yeolands Drive, Clevedon, without insurance on April 5 and while tested to have 137 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 35; driving a vehicle at Longacre, Clevedon, on March 17 while tested to have 334 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, the limit being 80. He was handed a 16-week jail term, suspended for 12 months and banned from driving for 36 months.
Anthony McAleavey, 30, of Cabot Close in Kingswood, admitted damaging walls in the Bearpit, St James Barton underpass, on February 25 last year and failing to comply with supervision. He was ordered to pay £150 compensation and fined £50.
Sean Paul Teddy, 43, Rodbourne Road in Horfield, admitted: theft of jars of peanut butter and chocolate spread worth £24 from the Co-op in Horfield on October 21 last year; failing to comply with a community order; theft of two cycles from Barber Company Bristol in Henleaze Road, Henleaze, on May 1. He was jailed for 26 weeks.
Owen John Dracup, 27, of Bay Tree Road in Bath, admitted damaging an electric heater, assault and possessing 7.2g of cannabis at Knowle on March 24. He was handed a community order, fined £50 and told to pay £300 compensation.
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Miroslev Ferko, 39, of Newton Street in Easton, admitted: theft of power tools worth £119.93 from Lidl in Muller Road on June 2 last year; theft of speakers worth £105 from Asda at Abbey Wood retail park on March 5 last year; having a craft knife at Filton on March 5 last year; receiving stolen credit cards on February 27 last year; buying goods with a stolen credit card at Mina Road, Bristol, on February 27 last year. He was handed 26 weeks prison, suspended for 15 months.
Mohazam Hussain, 40, of no fixed abode, admitted: failing to comply with supervision requirements by failing to keep in touch with the Probation Service; failing to comply with notification requirements as a sex offender. He was fined £50 and his detention in the courthouse meant detention was deemed served by reason of time already spent in custody.
Paul John Jennings, 44, of Four Acres Close in Bishopsworth, admitted: theft of an Xbox and a puppy from Upjohn Crescent on April 10. He was committed to prison for 22 weeks, suspended for 12 months.
Rosa Suzanne Kovacs, 55, of Lansdowne Court in Pountney Drive, Easton, admitted: theft of four packets of condoms worth £40 from Marks and Spencer at Avon Meads, Bristol, on May 2. She was committed to prison for six weeks, suspended for six months.
Donna Michelle Bailey, 34, of Travelodge in Mitchell Lane, admitted failing to keep in contact with the Probation Service and was fined £50.
Herbert Bejamin, 34, of Wells Road in Totterdown, was handed a 28-day domestic violence protection order for the protection of an associated person.
Adam Lee Durbin, 31, of Ston Easton in Wells, was handed a 28-day domestic violence protection order for the protection of an associated person.
Sam David Honeywell, 36, of High Street, Hanham, was handed a 28-day domestic violence protection order for the protection of an associated person.
Luke Temblett, 33, of Gay Elms Road in Bishopsworth, was handed a 28-day domestic violence protection order for the protection of an associated person.
Jamie Lee Baines, 28, of Wood Mead in Stoke Park, admitted theft of a scrambler motorcycle worth £200 from Mells Pit Works, Frome, on May 4. He was given a community order with 100 hours of unpaid work.
Scott Nicholas Brain, 32, of no fixed abode, admitted assaulting an emergency worker by spitting in his mouth at St Georges Road in Bristol, on May 5. He also admitted breaching bail conditions and was jailed for 26 weeks.
Daniel William Collins, 25, of Berkeley Road in Staple Hill, admitted: assault in Chipping Sodbury on October 20 last year. He was given a community order and told to pay £400 compensation.
Ben Gary Heaphy, 33, of Malthouse Court in Frome, admitted failing to comply with a community order and was committed to prison for 14 weeks, suspended for 12 months.
Candice Marie Hodge, 26, of Creswicke Road in Bristol, admitted theft of two bottles of alcohol worth £47 from Morrison’s in Peterson Avenue, Bristol, on May 2 last year. She was fined £200.
Darren James Hood, 38, of Chalks Road in St George, admitted: theft of Easter eggs worth £46.90 from the Co-op in Church Road, St George, on March 4; theft of alcohol worth £32 from the same shop on January 20; theft of biscuits and sweets worth £11.08 from the same shop on January 21; theft of chocolate worth £20.67 fro the same shop on December 24 last year; theft of alcohol from Sainsbury’s at Nags Head Hill, St. George, on February 24; theft of alcohol and food worth £297.50 from Sainsbury’s at Nags Head Hill, St. George, on February 15; failing to surrender to magistrates and breaching a community order. He was jailed for 24 weeks.
Nicholas James Neate, 38, of Holford Court in Whitchurch, admitted failing to comply with a community order, He was jailed for 12 weeks.
Randall David Richardson, 41, of Danes Lane, Bristol, admitted assaulting a woman on May 5. He was fined £120.
Edward William Sheppard, 49, of Blagrove Close, Bristol, admitted: possessing 7.4g of cannabis and 0.7g of amphetamine at Hartcliffe on January 31; possessing a metal weight in a sock at Blagrove Close on May 1; attending an address in Hartcliffe on May 5 from which he was banned by a restraining order; possessing 12.6g of cannabis on May 5; breaching a conditional discharge. He was jailed for 17 weeks.
Kyle Luke Lawrence, 27, of no fixed abode, admitted assault in Bristol on December 4 last year. He was jailed for 12 weeks and handed an indefinite restraining order to avoid named parties and locations in Bristol.
Mihai-Iustin Tuturescu, 29, of Victoria Bridge Road in Bath, was handed a 28-day domestic violence protection order for the protection of an associated person.
Adam Michael Cleaver, 35, of Harcourt Avenue in St George, admitted breaching a non-molestation order by sending messages and a phone call. He was committed to prison for eight weeks, suspended for 18 months.
Kevin Alan Cleverley, 50, of Hughendon Road in Clifton, admitted: theft of alcohol and DVDs worth £259 from Asda in Craven Way, Barrs Court, South Gloucestershire, on May 6; theft of alcohol from the same shop on May 1; theft of mixed goods and alcohol from Tesco in Station Road, Weston-Super-Mare, on February 8; theft of mixed goods and alcohol worth £223 from Tesco in Station Road, Weston-Super-Mare, on March 26; theft of alcohol from Asda in Craven Way, Barrs Court, South Gloucestershire, on April 30. He was jailed for 15 weeks.
Daryl Griffiths, 38, of Craydon Walk in Bristol, admitted breaching a restraining order by contacting a person on May 5. He was jailed for 13 weeks.
Jordan McCarthy, 19, of Kingsholm Road in Southmead, admitted breaching a community order by disruptive and aggressive behaviour and was fined £50.
Jason Junior Middleton, 23, of Arnold Drive in Henbury, admitted failing to comply with a community order and was jailed for 12 weeks.
Leon Danny Counsell, 31, of Merryweather Close in Bradley Stoke, admitted driving a BMW while disqualified and uninsured on Centaurus Road, Cribbs Causeway, on December 29 last year. He was handed a community order with 200 hours’ unpaid work.
John Rocky Ayres, 42, of Soundwell Road in Soundwell, admitted harassment by shouting at a woman, throwing alcohol on her driveway and, on one ocassion, shouted that he would slit her throat. He was given a community order with a 12-week curfew.
John Rocky Ayres, 42, of Soundwell Road in Soundwell, admitted using threatening, abusive words or behaviour at High Street, Staple Hill, in breach of a community order on May 8. He was jailed for six weeks.
Jasmin Gritthis-Lack, 25, of Failand Walk in Bristol, admitted assault and interfering with a car at Kings Weston Road, Lawrence Weston, on January 25. She was handed a community order with six months of alcohol treatment.