The young Tauranga man arrested in Welcome Bay after a 40 minute pursuit by police on foot, has been remanded in custody to await sentencing.
Jordan Hall, 20, appeared in Tauranga District Court this week where he pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated burglary, possession of cannabis and failing to appear in court.
Lawyer Andrew Blair sought sentencing on behalf of Hall for all three charges saying Hall wants to begin serving his sentence as soon as possible.
“He accepts that if he is to be dealt with today it will be a term of imprisonment.”
Judge Thomas Ingram declined sentencing, and suggested Hall change his mind and allow proper procedures to continue.
“You’re a man who needs some help. I think we can do better than just locking you up.”
Hall, who stated he will become a father in June next year, spoke to Judge Ingram from the dock saying he wants to begin his sentence immediately so he can be there to support his baby.
“I just want to get my time done. Every day I spend in there – it’s pretty hard to go through.
“I know I’ve got a bad history Sir. I didn’t mean to. I’ve got a baby on the way Sir, I am sorry.”
Judge Ingram convicted Hall and remanded him in custody to await a full pre-sentencing report. Hall will next appear in Tauranga District Court on August 27.