A MAN is charged with a burglary and stealing a sword, baseball bat, knuckle duster, prescription medication and a grinder from a house at Tardree Grove in Ballymena.
Dean David Speirs (24), of High Street, Ballymena, is also accused of causing criminal damage to a living room window belonging to a man on the same date – October 5 last year.
The defendant appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court for a Preliminary Enquiry – the legal step to send a case to the Crown Court.
A prosecution lawyer submitted that on the basis of the papers before the court there was a case to answer and defence barrister Aaron Thompson had no contrary submissions.
The case was sent to Antrim Crown Court in October.
The defendant was given £500 bail to reside at High Street, Ballymena, and is not to enter Tardree Grove or contact a man.