A Mullaghbawn man who is accused of stealing a car and providing false information to police will face Crown Court proceedings later this year.
The 23-year-old appeared at Newry Magistrates’ for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.
Shane Myles, of Cuchulainn Court, is accused of theft of a vehicle and perverting the course of justice.
As these charges were read, it was heard that the defendant is accused of committing these offences between February 9 and February 26, of last year.
On February 9, Myles is alleged to have stolen a Volkswagen Golf to the value of £3,500 or thereabouts.
Then between February 9 and February 26, the defendant is accused of requesting that a named male provide false information to police and that he himself provided the same false information.
This is alleged to have related to the sale of a BMW and the purchase of a Volkswagen Golf.
Appearing via videolink from his solicitor’s office, Myles made no objection to the holding of a preliminary enquiry.
Prosecution submitted that based on the papers before the court there was a prima facie case to answer.
Defence solicitor Tara Walsh made no contrary submissions.
District Judge Eamonn King said that he was satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer.
The defendant was released on his own bail of £750 to appear before Newry Crown Court on April 15 for arraignment.