Man sent back to jail

A MAN with an “unenviable history of being sent to jail” added another prison sentence to his record yesterday in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court.

Sheldon Troy Graham, 31, pleaded guilty to two charges of entering premises and committing an indictable offence.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens told the court Graham, who is no stranger to jail, committed the first offence on June 1.

A woman complainant was staying at a Bundaberg hotel when she heard a crash outside her window about 11.30pm.

She went outside to find her car had been broken into and Graham had stolen a $1300 camera, $300 camera bag and her handbag and purse worth about $110.

“Police examined the scene and discovered fingerprints on the vehicle,” Sgt Stevens said.

The second offence was committed on June 13 about 5.45am.

Graham went to the Western Suburbs Leagues Club and attempted to jemmy open a door with a screwdriver.

Sgt Stevens said that when that failed, the 31-year-old bricklayer kicked the door twice and entered the premises and stole a bottle of liquor.

“This defendant has a history which is of great concern,” he said.

His history included aggravated robbery, burglaries and stealings which had earned him jail time.

Defence Lawyer Nick Larter told the court a lot of his client’s history was dated and he was remorseful for his actions.

He said Graham had undertaken an environmental research degree while in custody.

Magistrate Neil Lavaring sentenced the man to 12 months imprisonment for the first offence and 18 months for the second with parole on December 15.

He declared 48 days as time already served.



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