Jail for man whose luck has run out

A MAN has been sentenced to six month’s jail after being told his luck was up after breaching community-based orders for years. 

Tyelan Lockett had previously been found guilty of charges including burglary when he faced a hearing at Mildura Magistrates’ Court.

Yesterday, during sentencing, Magistrate Andrew Capell read a lengthy rap sheet of breaches of previous non-custodial orders Lockett had been placed on.

Lockett’s counsel asked for him to be given another shot at a community order, but Mr Capell said his time was up. 

“This day has been coming for a long time, so don’t blame anyone but yourself,” he said. 

He sentenced Lockett to six months’ prison. 

Lockett immediately appealed against the sentence and conviction, to be heard in the County Court at a later date. 

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