New charges for Letterkenny man facing arson rap

September 19, 2020

A LETTERKENNY man who is to go before the Circuit Court next month on charges including arson has appeared in court on further charges. 

Rory O’Hara (22), with an address at Thornberry, Letterkenny, was present at Letterkenny District Court.

O’Hara was further charged with the theft of €20 from a person on Main Street Letterkenny on July 20, 2018.

He was charged with trespass and the theft of a car at Ashfield, Letterkenny, on November 28, 2019, and with the theft of €340 from a person at Fortwell, Letterkenny, on December 9, 2018.

O’Hara pleaded guilty to the charges. The case will be before the November 5 sitting of Letterkenny District Court for sentence.

The accused has been returned for trial to Letterkenny Circuit Court, the next sitting of which commences on October 27.

A book of evidence was served in July.

O’Hara is charged with arson of a car, a Toyota Yaris, at Riverfront House, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, on November 29, 2018. He is also charged with damaging a wooden desk at Letterkenny Garda Station on December 10, 2018.

On these matters, O’Hara spoke only to say he was aware of the conditions of his bail.

Judge Paul Kelly assigned legal aid to solicitor Mr Patsy Gallagher and granted legal counsel.



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