AN ENNISKILLEN man who stole groceries from a local supermarket on Christmas Eve has been given community service.
James Donahoe (31) of Windmill Heights appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday for sentencing on a number of charges including theft, common assault, resisting police and assault on police. The charges related to three separate incidents.
The first incident took place on December 12 last, when Donahoe stole £38 of alcohol from Asda Enniskillen. He was later arrested and admitted the theft.
Then, on December 24 last police received a report from staff at Tesco Enniskillen that two men had left the shop with a trolley full of goods. CCTV footage showed they had made no attempt to pay for the items, which were valued at a total of £216.12.
On the same day police also spoke to a man at the bus station in Enniskillen who said he had been assaulted by Donahoe.
In police interview Donahoe admitted the theft but denied the assault.
The third, most recent, incident was on March 16 when police were called to an incident at Windmill Heights in Enniskillen. Police attempted to arrest Donahoe in relation to the incident, and he told them “I’m going nowhere.”
When being handcuffed he gritted his teeth, and his face went red. Police felt they needed to use leg restraints on Donahoe, and when they attempted to put them on he kicked out, striking one of the officers.
In interview Donahoe admitted resisting police, but was unsure about the assault.
District Judge Mark McGarrity sentenced Donahoe to 200 hours community service in total for all offences.
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Posted: 6:20 pm April 17, 2019