Warrant out for Portland man facing prison time

Daniel James Winning, 20, of Pile Court, previously indicated he would pleaded guilty in the Portland Magistrates Court to two theft-related offences, which would breach a six-month suspended jail sentence.

Daniel James Winning, 20, of Pile Court, previously indicated he would pleaded guilty in the Portland Magistrates Court to two theft-related offences, which would breach a six-month suspended jail sentence.

A WARRANT was yesterday issued for a Portland man who failed to attend court and who continues to rack up more charges for alleged crimes.

Daniel James Winning, 20, of Pile Court, previously indicated he would pleaded guilty in the Portland Magistrates Court to two theft-related offences, which would breach a six-month suspended jail sentence.

But after being given the chance to put together material for a magistrate to consider, Mr Winning earlier this month failed to attend court.

Yesterday, Geelong magistrate Ron Saines issued a warrant for Mr Winning’s arrest via a video link with the Warrnambool court.

Mr Winning is expected to be arrested in the next couple of days, or hand himself in to police, and will be remanded in custody to appear in Portland court some time next month.

Police allege Mr Winning stole a wallet at a Portland supermarket on April 2 this year and stole from a motor vehicle on November 24 last year.

The offending allegedly breached a six-month jail sentence, which was suspended for 18 months, in a court hearing on January 29 last year. That hearing related to burglary, theft and criminal damage offences. 

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