Barry Shaun Delahunt
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From the Southland Times 11th May 2005
A three-day crime spree from Invercargill to Blenheim has earned its perpetrator three years jail. Barry Shaun Delahunt (20) wept in the dock at the Invercargill District Court yesterday as he was sentenced by Judge Stephen O'Driscoll for his offending spree between February 26 and March 22. Delahunt, who served jail time in 2002, 2003 and 2004, pleaded guilty to 18 charges, including arson, assault, theft, burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, tampering with a motor vehicle and possession of cannabis. The court was told Delahunt's recent offending began on February 26 when he and a 16-year-old accomplice broke into a Dunedin warehouse at night and stole beer and spirits to the value of $14,000.
They loaded the pallets of alcohol on to a vehicle and drove it to Invercargill, where it was unloaded. A police search warrant uncovered the stash, but $3982 worth of alcohol was missing. Delahunt then drove from Invercargill to Blenheim, offending in Clinton, St Andrews, Cheviot and Kaikoura along the way. Judge O'Driscoll said Delahunt’s troubled upbringing had been taken into account, with leniency in sentencing in the past. "That has now been replaced by a greater need for deterrence.
"You have caused destruction wherever you have gone on this spree… clearly, previous sentences have not acted as a deterrent." He told Delahunt he posed a high risk of reoffending until he sorted out his problems, and the protection of the community was paramount in sentencing. Delahunt was sentenced to three years jail on the arson and burglary charges and varying concurrent jail terms on the remaining charges. Reparation payments totalling $5000 would start on his release from jail.
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Multiple convictions including arson, male assaults female, common assault, theft, burglary, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, tampering with a motor vehicle, wilful damage,possession of cannabis, breaches of sentence/release conditions etc etc
Sentenced to three years in May 2005
Sentenced to 3 years 11 months in March 2011
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