Violent burglars, drug dealers and a persistent stalker were among the criminals jailed in Lincoln during the month of March.
Here’s a round up of the significant cases resulting in prison sentences:
Burglar threatened to bottle woman in her own home
George Lusby, 23, of St Rumbold, Street, Lincoln was jailed for 876 days after breaking into a woman’s house on Monks Road, threatening her with a wine bottle and fleeing with a number of stolen goods.
Police were called to the YMCA on St Rumbold Street, where they found the stolen items, after he was seen throwing away a coat. He was described as “rattling through drugs.”
Drug dealer’s phone messages gave him away
Scott Chapman, 33, of Clyde Court, Grantham, who had a previous conviction for drugs, was arrested after he was stopped by police on Carholme Road in Lincoln.
Officers found a passenger with a handbag stuffed with £2,000 of cash. Three mobile phones were also seized, on which messages related to the sale of heroin, cocaine and cannabis.
Rampage at ex’s home while kids screamed inside
Peter Bratley, 30, of Second Avenue, Grimsby, left his ex girlfriend terrified when he attempted to smash his way in after learning of her new boyfriend.
The court was told he watched the house from his car before approaching with a crowbar and smashing windows while children inside were screaming.
He was jailed for 16 months.
Stalker called hairdresser 300 times in a day
Callum McCall, 26, from Doughtys Court in Lincoln breached a restraining order by relentlessly calling hairdresser ex Natalie Bradley.
Courts heard he changed her business social media profile to say she was closed and becoming a chip shop. She also received 300 calls in one day from a private number. He was jailed for eight months.
Personal trainer sold drugs for a taste of the high life
Philip John Dyer, 37, of Ellisons Quay, Burton Waters has been jailed for six years for a number of offences including money laundering, drug dealing and fraud in order to pay for a lavish lifestyle.
He pleaded guilty to the supply of cocaine, possession of criminal property, possession of weapons, money laundering and a number of fraud offences.
Teen fired gas powered handgun in man’s face
A teenager who shot a man in the face in a McDonald’s car park was sentenced to three years in a young offenders institution.
Kirk Bristow, 19, fired the airgun at a couple after they stopped him from assaulting a 17-year-old girl.