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Thursday 22 June 2017

Bail for man accused of having stolen car, producing weapon

Eoin Jarvis has yet to indicate how he will plead
Eoin Jarvis has yet to indicate how he will plead

A young man has been sent for trial accused of possessing a stolen car and producing a metal bar as a weapon.

Eoin Jarvis (25) had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared in the dock over an incident in west Dublin.

Mr Jarvis, of Corduff Grove, Blanchardstown, is charged with unlawful possession of a stolen silver Toyota Corolla.

The offence is alleged to have happened at Castlegrange Park, Clonee, last July 13.

He is also accused at Blanchardstown District Court of having a black-handled kitchen knife and producing a metal bar as a weapon. He had previously been charged with assault and other offences, but these counts were withdrawn by the prosecution and struck out by Judge David McHugh.

A garda said Mr Jarvis made no reply to the new charges after caution when they were put to him before the court. He was handed copies of the charge sheets.

Alibi

The officer said the DPP was directing trial on indictment on the new charges and a book of evidence was ready.

The DPP was consenting to Mr Jarvis being sent for trial to the current sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, a state solicitor said.

Judge McHugh gave the defendant the formal notice that he must provide any alibi details to the prosecution within 14 days.

The judge granted legal aid to solicitor Valerie Buckley, covering one junior counsel in the circuit court.

Prosecutors made no objection to legal aid.

The judge continued Mr Jarvis' bail and remanded him to appear in the circuit court on a date later this month.

A co-accused, Jason Keating (43), of Castlegrange Park, Clonee, was also sent for trial charged with possession of a stolen Toyota Corolla.

Judge McHugh sent Mr Keating forward to a separate date in the circuit court next month.

Neither man has yet indicated a plea.

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