Albert Charles Enoka
A Christchurch man has admitted assaulting a man and kidnapping a woman during a crime spree that ended after an armed chase through Barrington Mall.
Albert Enoka, 31, pleaded guilty to three charges of kidnapping and injuring in the High Court at Christchurch on Friday, just ahead of the scheduled start date of his trial on Tuesday.
Justice Mander remanded him in custody for sentence on July 12 and ordered a pre-sentence report to be prepared and a restorative justice report.
Defence counsel Phil Shamy said Enoka was keen to take part in a restorative justice meeting with the victims.
Enoka admitted aggravated burglary – being armed with a knife when he unlawfully entered a building with intent to commit an assault – as well as kidnapping a woman, and intentionally injuring a man.
No summary of facts was read at the hearing because Shamy said the wording of some parts of it had not yet been agreed between the defence and the Crown.
Another person involved in the incident, 23-year-old gang prospect Lindsay Trevor Francis, pleaded guilty earlier and was jailed for four years. He was told he would serve the whole sentence without parole because he was a second strike offender.
Enoka was arrested in February 2015 after an incident that ended with an armed chase through Barrington Mall.
Enoka and Francis went to a Christchurch home where the serious assault took place on February 15, 2015. That left the victim with injuries including broken teeth and a broken jaw.
A woman was then abducted with her dog and driven around the outskirts of Christchurch overnight. She was taken to an Addington property, but escaped in the morning, with the dog, when she was left alone.
Enoka had earlier admitted charges of possessing methamphetamine and cannabis resin for supply, driving while disqualified, and unlawfully taking a motorcycle out of impoundment.
He will be sentenced on all the charges together.
Date of Birth
1985 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
Lindsay Trevor Francis
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