Lindsay Trevor Francis
A 23-year-old gang prospect took part in a violent home invasion and the abduction of a woman and her dog.
Lindsay Trevor Francis received his first-strike warning when he was jailed for three years and six months in 2011, and would serve all of his four-year jail term for his latest crimes as a second-strike offender.
Justice Gerald Nation warned Francis at his sentencing in the High Court at Christchurch on Tuesday that he would have to serve the maximum sentence if he ever committed a third-strike offence of serious violence.
The judge said Francis had become involved in "serious and irrational criminal offending".
He was armed when he and another man went to a Christchurch home where a serious assault took place.
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.
Justice Nation said Francis had been a full participant in serious offending that caused serious injury, including broken teeth and a broken jaw, and emotional harm.
Francis admitted charges of aggravated burglary, kidnapping, and unlawfully removing a motorcycle from impoundment.
He was arrested in February 2015 after an incident that ended with an armed police chase through Barrington Mall.
Date of Birth
1993 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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