Drug dealer from Bettws, Newport, who escaped from court after hearing he would be locked up, is recaptured

Newport drug dealer escapes from court after hearing he would be locked up

Newport drug dealer escapes from court after hearing he would be locked up

First published in Gwent news
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UPDATE: 1.30pm

Connor Davies has been caught and taken back to court which resumed with a police officer in attendance, and Davies had his sentence explained to him by the judge.

UPDATE: 11.08pm

A MAN who was told by a judge that he would be receiving a custodial sentence for dealing drugs jumped out of the dock and ran out of Newport Crown Court this morning.

Connor Davies, 20, of Livale Court, Bettws, was at the court to be sentenced for one charge of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

But when Judge Peter Heywood told him that he would be failing in his public duty if he did not give Davies a custodial sentence, the drug dealer grabbed hold of the screen in front of the dock, pulled himself over it and ran out of the courtroom.

A security guard who was sat with Davies attempted to clamber over the screen after him but fell, leaving the defendant to run straight out of court one.

Once he had escaped from the room, the judge said he was sentencing Davies to 12 months in a young offenders’ institution.

Alarms were raised but security guards at the court’s entrance said Davies had run straight past them, out of the building and past a cameraman.

The court heard earlier that Davies had been found with 165.18 grams of cannabis after police executed a warrant at his mother’s house on February 6.

David Pugh, prosecuting, told the court Davies had admitted to police that they were his drugs but that he threw a rucksack containing four bags of his drugs out of a window before police could search his bedroom.

Mr Pugh said the street value of the haul found at the house was worth about £2,000 and that Davies, who appeared in court dressed in a blue striped rugby shirt, had told police in interview that his life was dependent on his drug dealing. He had admitted the offence at a hearing in May.

Ben Waters, defending, said Davies had since found a job which he would lose if he was given a custodial sentence and that he had found a girlfriend after he was charged who was “a very positive influence” on him and not involved in drugs.

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12:19pm Mon 28 Jul 14

anigel says...

Hopefully to be followed by another sentence to run consecutively and not concurrently for running from court if they manage to find him again.
Hopefully to be followed by another sentence to run consecutively and not concurrently for running from court if they manage to find him again. anigel
  • Score: 33

12:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

happychapette says...

Maybe it's about time we did like the Americans and have those who are being sentenced cuffed so that they can't pull stunts like this
Maybe it's about time we did like the Americans and have those who are being sentenced cuffed so that they can't pull stunts like this happychapette
  • Score: 38

12:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

golfer says...

Didn't think of hand cuffs ..it must be G4S at their best
Didn't think of hand cuffs ..it must be G4S at their best golfer
  • Score: 14

1:31pm Mon 28 Jul 14

displayed says...

"had told police in interview that his life was dependent on his drug dealing."
So there u go, just deprived im ov his career , that's why he ran...

"security guards at the court’s entrance said Davies had run straight past them, out of the building and past a cameraman."
Should be on the 6 o clock news then!
Security guards, they need to look for new jobs!

No mention of y he wasn't in ancuffs, du think he's just gonna stand there whilst he's being sentenced.........
Wearing a uniform and looking tough ain't security, ur supposed to react, not just stand by, when a prisoner runs towards you!
"had told police in interview that his life was dependent on his drug dealing." So there u go, just deprived im ov his career , that's why he ran... "security guards at the court’s entrance said Davies had run straight past them, out of the building and past a cameraman." Should be on the 6 o clock news then! Security guards, they need to look for new jobs! No mention of y he wasn't in ancuffs, du think he's just gonna stand there whilst he's being sentenced......... Wearing a uniform and looking tough ain't security, ur supposed to react, not just stand by, when a prisoner runs towards you! displayed
  • Score: 12

1:32pm Mon 28 Jul 14

JENKO1965 says...

something needs to be addressed here because one day it might me a murderer or someone dangerous that might put the public at risk
something needs to be addressed here because one day it might me a murderer or someone dangerous that might put the public at risk JENKO1965
  • Score: 21

1:35pm Mon 28 Jul 14

bassdroy says...

now im sure that he will be getting a longer sentence for a moment he is probarbly regretting already
now im sure that he will be getting a longer sentence for a moment he is probarbly regretting already bassdroy
  • Score: 5

1:36pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Dr known says...

So some how the poor judge thinks he's doing the publi a service by making us pay for this individuals incarceration, and for what, possession of a plant
I feel safer already , maybe if we stopped spending all this money on hearings for plant use, we could atleast stop people from being able to walk out of court if they dont fancy the sentence
So some how the poor judge thinks he's doing the publi a service by making us pay for this individuals incarceration, and for what, possession of a plant I feel safer already , maybe if we stopped spending all this money on hearings for plant use, we could atleast stop people from being able to walk out of court if they dont fancy the sentence Dr known
  • Score: 8

1:38pm Mon 28 Jul 14

bassdroy says...

i know him personally and he has just turned his life around and now this was maybe to much for him he has been at st.cadocs to sort his life out and was doin great
i know him personally and he has just turned his life around and now this was maybe to much for him he has been at st.cadocs to sort his life out and was doin great bassdroy
  • Score: -29

1:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

pmabe92 says...

Hes a freking legend u gottaa give him that!
Hes a freking legend u gottaa give him that! pmabe92
  • Score: -35

1:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

myopinion1988 says...

bassdroy wrote:
i know him personally and he has just turned his life around and now this was maybe to much for him he has been at st.cadocs to sort his life out and was doin great
Unfortunately you commit a crime and pay the time.

He may have made a mistake and turned his life around but without punishment how will anyone learrn from their mistakes?

In this life everyone learns the hardway!
[quote][p][bold]bassdroy[/bold] wrote: i know him personally and he has just turned his life around and now this was maybe to much for him he has been at st.cadocs to sort his life out and was doin great[/p][/quote]Unfortunately you commit a crime and pay the time. He may have made a mistake and turned his life around but without punishment how will anyone learrn from their mistakes? In this life everyone learns the hardway! myopinion1988
  • Score: 24

2:02pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Independentvoter says...

Maybe we should start thinking of legalising the substance instead of criminalising smokers. If they are making large sums of money whilst claiming benefits then that's a different story.
Maybe we should start thinking of legalising the substance instead of criminalising smokers. If they are making large sums of money whilst claiming benefits then that's a different story. Independentvoter
  • Score: 0

2:15pm Mon 28 Jul 14

pmabe92 says...

myopinion1988 wrote:
bassdroy wrote:
i know him personally and he has just turned his life around and now this was maybe to much for him he has been at st.cadocs to sort his life out and was doin great
Unfortunately you commit a crime and pay the time.

He may have made a mistake and turned his life around but without punishment how will anyone learrn from their mistakes?

In this life everyone learns the hardway!
Dose jail make people learn? Lock them away for 23hours of the day for 12 months and then throw them back in the real world? No it dose not! 70% of people that have been let out end up back there within 3 years of being relesed! I
[quote][p][bold]myopinion1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bassdroy[/bold] wrote: i know him personally and he has just turned his life around and now this was maybe to much for him he has been at st.cadocs to sort his life out and was doin great[/p][/quote]Unfortunately you commit a crime and pay the time. He may have made a mistake and turned his life around but without punishment how will anyone learrn from their mistakes? In this life everyone learns the hardway![/p][/quote]Dose jail make people learn? Lock them away for 23hours of the day for 12 months and then throw them back in the real world? No it dose not! 70% of people that have been let out end up back there within 3 years of being relesed! I pmabe92
  • Score: -22

2:36pm Mon 28 Jul 14

bassdroy says...

well he has been captured now so we will know later what extra time he will get
well he has been captured now so we will know later what extra time he will get bassdroy
  • Score: 9

2:40pm Mon 28 Jul 14

myopinion1988 says...

pmabe92 wrote:
myopinion1988 wrote:
bassdroy wrote:
i know him personally and he has just turned his life around and now this was maybe to much for him he has been at st.cadocs to sort his life out and was doin great
Unfortunately you commit a crime and pay the time.

He may have made a mistake and turned his life around but without punishment how will anyone learrn from their mistakes?

In this life everyone learns the hardway!
Dose jail make people learn? Lock them away for 23hours of the day for 12 months and then throw them back in the real world? No it dose not! 70% of people that have been let out end up back there within 3 years of being relesed! I
Well I'd like to think if my freedom was taken from me I'd do anything to make sure it never happened again!
I think most people who end up back there actually enjoy being there, why else would people carry on commiting crimes?
personally I don't think smoking cannabis is a problem but if your going to take risk of selling it then u got to accept the punishment if caught!
[quote][p][bold]pmabe92[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]myopinion1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bassdroy[/bold] wrote: i know him personally and he has just turned his life around and now this was maybe to much for him he has been at st.cadocs to sort his life out and was doin great[/p][/quote]Unfortunately you commit a crime and pay the time. He may have made a mistake and turned his life around but without punishment how will anyone learrn from their mistakes? In this life everyone learns the hardway![/p][/quote]Dose jail make people learn? Lock them away for 23hours of the day for 12 months and then throw them back in the real world? No it dose not! 70% of people that have been let out end up back there within 3 years of being relesed! I[/p][/quote]Well I'd like to think if my freedom was taken from me I'd do anything to make sure it never happened again! I think most people who end up back there actually enjoy being there, why else would people carry on commiting crimes? personally I don't think smoking cannabis is a problem but if your going to take risk of selling it then u got to accept the punishment if caught! myopinion1988
  • Score: 17

2:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

bassdroy says...

he actually id the right thing and went back by himself so that should be taken into consideration he got an extra 4 months
he actually id the right thing and went back by himself so that should be taken into consideration he got an extra 4 months bassdroy
  • Score: 6

3:10pm Mon 28 Jul 14

myopinion1988 says...

bassdroy wrote:
he actually id the right thing and went back by himself so that should be taken into consideration he got an extra 4 months
Don't think they will see it like that as he ran away the first time.
He was obv scared so hopefully he will learn from his mistakes!! Bugs me that I've worked all my life and I struggle then you see all the 17yr old drug dealers driving 14 plate cars who don't know what the word work means!!
[quote][p][bold]bassdroy[/bold] wrote: he actually id the right thing and went back by himself so that should be taken into consideration he got an extra 4 months[/p][/quote]Don't think they will see it like that as he ran away the first time. He was obv scared so hopefully he will learn from his mistakes!! Bugs me that I've worked all my life and I struggle then you see all the 17yr old drug dealers driving 14 plate cars who don't know what the word work means!! myopinion1988
  • Score: 22

3:48pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Sheep'n'wellies says...

Street value of £2000 who makes this crap up?
Street value of £2000 who makes this crap up? Sheep'n'wellies
  • Score: 2

6:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

thomas35 says...

Had one look at Bettws and caught the first bus back to court!!!
Had one look at Bettws and caught the first bus back to court!!! thomas35
  • Score: 14

8:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

anigel says...

pmabe92 wrote:
myopinion1988 wrote:
bassdroy wrote:
i know him personally and he has just turned his life around and now this was maybe to much for him he has been at st.cadocs to sort his life out and was doin great
Unfortunately you commit a crime and pay the time.

He may have made a mistake and turned his life around but without punishment how will anyone learrn from their mistakes?

In this life everyone learns the hardway!
Dose jail make people learn? Lock them away for 23hours of the day for 12 months and then throw them back in the real world? No it dose not! 70% of people that have been let out end up back there within 3 years of being relesed! I
Maybe it does and maybe not, but one thing that is constantly overlooked is what it does do very successfully ans that is stop them continuing to commit crime for at least the duration of their sentence.
[quote][p][bold]pmabe92[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]myopinion1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bassdroy[/bold] wrote: i know him personally and he has just turned his life around and now this was maybe to much for him he has been at st.cadocs to sort his life out and was doin great[/p][/quote]Unfortunately you commit a crime and pay the time. He may have made a mistake and turned his life around but without punishment how will anyone learrn from their mistakes? In this life everyone learns the hardway![/p][/quote]Dose jail make people learn? Lock them away for 23hours of the day for 12 months and then throw them back in the real world? No it dose not! 70% of people that have been let out end up back there within 3 years of being relesed! I[/p][/quote]Maybe it does and maybe not, but one thing that is constantly overlooked is what it does do very successfully ans that is stop them continuing to commit crime for at least the duration of their sentence. anigel
  • Score: 2

10:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

mikewelsh says...

Is he the one who hasnt long came out from a prison sentence for shooting and blinding a boy? Argus reported the case a while back.
Is he the one who hasnt long came out from a prison sentence for shooting and blinding a boy? Argus reported the case a while back. mikewelsh
  • Score: 6

11:39pm Mon 28 Jul 14

pmabe92 says...

mikewelsh wrote:
Is he the one who hasnt long came out from a prison sentence for shooting and blinding a boy? Argus reported the case a while back.
And thats got what to do with what we are onabout now?
[quote][p][bold]mikewelsh[/bold] wrote: Is he the one who hasnt long came out from a prison sentence for shooting and blinding a boy? Argus reported the case a while back.[/p][/quote]And thats got what to do with what we are onabout now? pmabe92
  • Score: -8

11:42am Tue 29 Jul 14

Evil Flanker says...

pmabe92 wrote:
myopinion1988 wrote:
bassdroy wrote:
i know him personally and he has just turned his life around and now this was maybe to much for him he has been at st.cadocs to sort his life out and was doin great
Unfortunately you commit a crime and pay the time.

He may have made a mistake and turned his life around but without punishment how will anyone learrn from their mistakes?

In this life everyone learns the hardway!
Dose jail make people learn? Lock them away for 23hours of the day for 12 months and then throw them back in the real world? No it dose not! 70% of people that have been let out end up back there within 3 years of being relesed! I
Just a note, you cannot 'make' people learn, they either want to or don't, simple as that.
[quote][p][bold]pmabe92[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]myopinion1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bassdroy[/bold] wrote: i know him personally and he has just turned his life around and now this was maybe to much for him he has been at st.cadocs to sort his life out and was doin great[/p][/quote]Unfortunately you commit a crime and pay the time. He may have made a mistake and turned his life around but without punishment how will anyone learrn from their mistakes? In this life everyone learns the hardway![/p][/quote]Dose jail make people learn? Lock them away for 23hours of the day for 12 months and then throw them back in the real world? No it dose not! 70% of people that have been let out end up back there within 3 years of being relesed! I[/p][/quote]Just a note, you cannot 'make' people learn, they either want to or don't, simple as that. Evil Flanker
  • Score: 2

5:45pm Tue 29 Jul 14

gingertom says...

He needs to shape up once and for all by the sounds of it and no excuses:

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He needs to shape up once and for all by the sounds of it and no excuses: http://www.trainingc ourseswales.co.uk/Co nstruction?gclid=CNK LofrL6r8CFQH3wgodDpE ARg gingertom
  • Score: 1

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