A man who went on a crime spree across Albury in mid-2019 in which multiple businesses were raided will be sentenced on dozens of charges in the District Court in early 2021.
Kevin Michael Kennedy has decided to plead guilty, adding some degree of finality that has had allegations against him mentioned in Albury Local Court on multiple occasions.
The court heard previously how efforts were made through negotiations between his defence lawyer and the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to resolve the matters.
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That finally produced an outcome this week when magistrate Richard Funston committed Kennedy to the District Court on January 22.
DPP representative Caitlin Murphy said Kennedy was being committed on 23 separate substantive charges, with many other lesser charges to follow.
These included aggravated break and enter and commit a serious indictable offence, assault with the intention of taking or driving a motor vehicle, police pursuit, receive stolen property, dishonestly obtain property by deception and multiple counts of break and enter in company and steal.
Kennedy appeared via a video link to jail, where he has been held since his arrest in July, 2019.
One series of offences to which Kennedy, through defence lawyer Bronte Winn, pleaded guilty related to incidents on July 8.
A recklessly destroy property charge stemmed from the smashing open of a front security gate at the Essential Energy depot in North Street, car theft and aggravated break-in matters stemming from car keys stolen from a house in St James Crescent, North Albury, and the possession of 0.8 grams of methamphetamine.
He also engaged in a police pursuit that day, with an illicit drug in his blood, and committed a burglary at a house in the Wagga suburb of Turvey Park.
Kennedy broke into Albury Engineering and Mowing Service on June 24, 2019, then stole four sport energy drinks, 12 chocolate bars and two cans of deodorant spray from Caltex in Lavington.
Bail was further refused.