A man who had sex with a vulnerable young girl resulting in her becoming pregnant, and two men who worked together to set fire to the home of a Grimsby family as they slept, were among those put behind bars in Lincolnshire in April.
Here’s a round up of the significant cases resulting in prison sentences in the county from The Lincolnite and Lincolnshire Reporter:
Corey Ford & Benjamin Day
Corey Ford, 23, and Benjamin Day, 28, worked together to set fire to the home of a Grimsby family and have been jailed for a total of 11-and-a-half years. Ford was jailed for six years. Day was jailed for five-and-a-half years, to run consecutively to a separate 42 month sentence for drug offences.
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A man who had sex with a vulnerable young girl resulting in her becoming pregnant was jailed for six years and placed on the sex offenders’ register for life. Damian Bavister, 31, of no fixed address but living in the Grantham area at the time of the offence, admitted a charge of sexual activity with a child between June 1 and July 3, 2019.
Rod Woollis, 28, was one half of a duo responsible for selling cocaine and heroin on the streets of Grimsby. Mobile phones linked to the drug dealing operation were seized from Woollis’ home and he was jailed for six years.
Vincas Baltrusaitis, who is currently serving a 14-year prison sentence for grievous bodily harm, was jailed for a further five-and-a-half years. He admitted further offences of possession of cocaine with intent to supply, possession of false identity documents and entering the UK in breach of a deportation order.
Former soldier James Barton, 36, of Dean Close, Leasingham staged a series of knifepoint robberies and was jailed for four years.
A 28-year-old man living in Lincolnshire has been jailed for over three-and-a-half years for punching, kicking and tormenting his ex-partner. Lance Smith, of Baron Mews in Market Deeping, but formerly from March, had conditions in place for him not to contact his former girlfriend after reports of violence and domestic abuse when they were in a relationship. However, he ignored those conditions.
A drug dealer was caught out after police stopped a car and noticed the smell of cannabis, Lincoln Crown Court was told. Paulo Marques-Pintor, 21, of Pennygate in Spalding was jailed for three years.
Connor Smeaton, 22, handed himself into police at McDonald’s after selling crack-cocaine on the streets of Lincoln. He was jailed for two years and four months.
A burglar was arrested after being tracked down and then bitten by a police dog, Lincoln Crown Court was told. Joshua Cox, 22, of Millfields Caravan Park in Ingoldmells was jailed for two years and four months and disqualified from driving for three years and two months.
A 42-year-old Scunthorpe man who was caught drunk with an offensive weapon and breaching the government’s coronavirus restriction rules has been jailed for nine months. Stefan Balaci, of Digby Street in Scunthorpe, was found by officers in possession of a metal bar, slurring his words and heavily intoxicated.
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Luke Courtney, 29, of Snaith Avenue in Fosdyke, was jailed for three months after claiming to have coronavirus and breathing in a police officer’s face.