A man who was caught by a Wiltshire 999s journalist when he fled from police after assaulting his girlfriend in a car park has been sentenced at Swindon Magistrates Court.
When Dale Jones, of Ipswich Street, pleaded guilty to assault by beating and possession of heroin, a Class A drug, when he appeared in court on Thursday 27 September.
Daniel Jae Webb, founder of Wiltshire 999s, stopped the fleeing suspect in an alleyway behind Beatrice Street after noticing that he was out-running four police officers minutes after the incident unfolded outside TK Maxx on Great Western Way on 2 September.
You’ve all been asking for the video. This is the moment I detained an assault suspect who was out-running police officers in Swindon on Sunday. 27-year-old local man Dale Jones has since been charged with assault by beating and possession of a class A drug. #ProtectTheProtectors pic.twitter.com/TE0sYAVwAT
— Daniel Jae Webb (@DanielJaeWebb) September 5, 2018
Jones was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work in the community, to be completed within 12 months. He’ll also pay an £85 victim surcharge and £85 in court costs.
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