A FORMER south-west man currently serving a jail sentence of more than two years will not spend an extra day in prison despite admitting to breaking into the Simpson Speedway.
Steven Curtis, 24, is serving a minimum jail term of 29 months in the Margoneet Prison after appearing in the Melbourne County Court in February this year on charges of aggravated burglary and intentionally causing injury. His earliest release date is July 5, 2014.
Curtis appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court this week via a video link charged with burglary after his fingerprints were found at the speedway which was broken into overnight on October 21 last year.
Curtis entered the pit area through louvre windows and a compressor valued at $500 was stolen. Police crime scene officers found fingerprints which put Curtis at the burglary scene.
When interviewed by police Curtis said he had never been to the speedway.
This week he admitted breaking into the building and magistrate Jonathan Klestadt indicated he would impose a concurrent jail term.
Curtis pleaded guilty to the charge and admitted to a wide range of prior convictions in Ballarat and Wangaratta.
Curtis was convicted and sentenced to serve four months' imprisonment which will be served alongside his current sentence so his earliest release date will not change.