Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.
Driver jailed after eighth road ban
A banned motorist who has had seven previous disqualifications took to the roads and drove dangerously, a court has heard.
Stefan John Hargreaves, of Fulmar Crescent, Heysham, near Lancaster, was jailed for a total of 26 weeks after admitting dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention and driving while disqualified.
Preston Magistrates’ Court was told the 28-year-old defendant had tried to evade police while in a Vauxhall Vectra Envoy on Carleton Street, Morecambe.
On November 17 last year he also overtook a vehicle on the wrong side of Acre Moss Lane in Morecambe.
He was ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge and £114 costs and is also banned from the roads for one year and eight months.
The court heard he had never done an extended retest after previous bans.
Man made death remarks to woman
A woman was left terrified when a man told her he had thought of strangling her and told her: “I just want you dead”.
Stephen Graham Read, of no fixed abode, admitting causing the woman to fear violence would be used, and criminal damage to a wall in a house in Morecambe.
Preston Magistrates’ Court imposed a six week jail term, suspended for 12 months, alongside a restraining order and rehabilitation activity.
The 40-year-old defendant was also ordered to pay her £100 compensation.
The bench heard he had also “ exhibited violence towards inanimate objects” whilst repeatedly saying to the woman he wanted her dead.
He must pay a £115 surcharge and £85 costs.
Adam Goosey, 28, of Castle Mount, Fulwood, Preston, was given a curfew after admitting breaching a restraining order by entering the White Hart pub and must pay an £85 surcharge and £85 costs.
Kerry Ann McEvoy, 39, of Scawfell Road, Chorley, admits breaching a restraining order by sending texts to a man and was given 28 days suspended for six months.
Lee Bannister, 26, of Old Thorns Crescent, Buckshaw Village, was found guilty of driving while using a phone and must pay a £220 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.
Ijal Husaain, 32, of South Meadow Lane was found guilty of driving without insurance and must pay a £660 fine, £66 surcharge and £85 costs.
Petricia Ghita, 33, of New Hall Lane, Preston, was given 12 weeks in prison suspended for a year after being found guilty of possessing a knife in public and must pay a £115 surcharge and £320 costs.
Ashley Wilding, 32, of Kingfisher Court, Preston, admits driving while disqualified and must pay a £80 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.
Damon Holding, 22, of Ackland Road, Chorley, admits making a threatening call and using threatening behaviour and must pay a £166 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.
Dean Patrick Gallagher, 32, of no fixed abode, must pay £41 compensation after admitting stealing four bottles of brandy.
Harry Mark Robertson, 21, of Tyne Street, Bamber Bridge, admits driving while disqualified and uninsured and must pay a £140 fine, £30 surcharge and 385 costs
Martin Gilbert, 51, of HMP Kirkham, was jailed for 10 days after admitting failing to return from day release at the prison and must pay a £115 surcharge.