AN offender who has already had a sentencing deferred for breaching court orders has now been jailed for the 26 days he spent in custody for similar offending.
Ross Jarrett, 35, of Jackson Street, Kirkstall, pleaded guilty to two counts of persistently breaching a court order.
He was jailed for 26 days - time already served - and placed on a 12-month community corrections order with the conditions he do assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and programs as required.
Magistrate Cynthia Toose said the criminal justice process had been disjointed because of Jarrett's ongoing offending.
She told Jarrett he had to stop or he would spend a lot longer in prison.
Jarrett engaged in a 334-email correspondence despite there being a court order banning him from contacting someone.
The court heard the email started out with good intentions but degenerated into aggression and abuse and a number of telephone calls.
For previous similar offending Jarrett spent 40 days in custody last year and sentencing in that matter has been deferred.
Ms Toose said Jarrett was in court during last November but he back back offending the following month.