Monday 16 September 2019

Man (41) remanded after guilty pleas to robberies

A 41-year-old man who pleaded guilty to two robberies has been remanded in custody.

Kieran McGlone, St Joseph's Homeless Aid, North Stand, Drogheda, was before the circuit criminal court in Dundalk last week when evidence was given that gardaí executed a bench warrant on the accused after he failed to attend court previously having escaped from custody.

When McGlone was pushed into the courtroom in a wheelchair, Judge Martina Baxter asked the prison warden were the chains necessary.

He replied they were. 'He can still walk and has a had history of escaping,' the warden added.

The defendant had previously signed pleas of guilty in the district court in respect of two robberies, and he affirmed those pleas on Wednesday.

An application for bail was made on the grounds McGlone has a severe ongoing medical condition.

His counsel said he suffers from spinal injuries and is incontinent.

Judge Baxter remarked that other than the defendant was in a wheelchair, she had no evidence regarding his condition.

Kieran McGlone was remanded in custody to 8 October next to fix a date for sentence.

He is charged with robbing €260 cash at Tully Bookmakers, Magdalene Street, Drogheda, on 22 November, 2018; and a further robbery of €410 cash at Egan's Off-Licence, Peter Street, Drogheda, on 2 December last.

Drogheda Independent