One wannabe role model back in jail

Ken Gordon Leggatt
Ken Gordon Leggatt

BEFORE he was whisked away to serve a jail term for a string of offences, including supplying cocaine, Ken Gordon Leggatt told a court he hoped to be a role model for young children.

The 26-year-old has amassed five pages of criminal history over the years, having racked up convictions for break and enters, assault, affray, wilful damage, breaching bail and other offences.

He yesterday added six convictions for such offences as supplying drugs, receiving stolen property, possessing drugs and utensils and obstructing police to his list.

The Warwick Magistrates Court heard a person reported having their iPhone stolen to police last month and used the Find My Phone app to trace its whereabouts.

The application uses a GPS tracking system and revealed the stolen phone was located in Gore St.

Warwick police arrived at the residence with a warrant a short time later.

Leggatt pulled the stolen device from his pocket and told police he had received it from a friend, who assured him it wasn't stolen.

During the search, Leggatt also declared a bong, a gram of marijuana and a grinder used to cut up the drug.

Police prosecutor Ken Wiggan told the court a review of the phone's text messages showed exchanges related to Leggatt supplying "Charlie", which is slang for cocaine.

Defence lawyer Phillip Crook told the court his client was no longer using drugs and thought Charlie was an "exotic street drug".

In a separate incident on January 24, Leggatt jumped out of a two-storey home to avoid police officers who were trying to speak to him, and hid in the manhole of another residence.

Mr Crook told the court his client was a talented skateboarder and hoped to become a role model to young children who looked up to him.

Leggatt, who was both on parole and subject to a suspended jail sentence at the time of these offences, was sentenced to nine months jail.

He will be eligible to apply for parole after serving three months.



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