A WORCESTER man has been jailed for four years after being found guilty of threatening a man with a knife.
Bryn Terrance Jones, 33, of Rounds Road, pleaded not guilty to the offence at Hereford Crown Court on Wednesday (January 18), but was found guilty by the jury.
The court heard how Jones threatened a man in his 20’s after the 33-year-old had stolen alcohol from the Co-Op store on Canada Way in Lower Wick on Sunday, July 31 last year.
Jones pleaded guilty to the theft at the Co-op and another theft of alcohol from the same store on the evening of Saturday, July 30 2016.
He also pleaded guilty to robbing cash from an 18-year-old man in Worcester on Tuesday, May 31 2016.
Yesterday (January 25), Jones was sentenced to a total of four years in prison; two year for threatening someone with a bladed article and two years for robbery. He was also sentenced to six months to run concurrently for the two theft offences.
At a hearing in August last year, Jones also pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and cannabis. The court ordered that the drugs be forfeited and destroyed.
Detective Constable Phillip Wood said: “Jones’ offending was driven by his drug addiction. We welcome the sentence he has been given and the fact that he won’t be in a position to commit more offences to fund his drug use.”