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Kates Hill teen jailed for robberies
12:00pm Tuesday 19th February 2013 in News
A KATES Hill teenager who threatened to cut the throat of a frightened 17 year-old, before ordering his dog to bite the youngster, has been jailed for 30 months.
Recorder Martin Forde QC told 18 year-old Chad Williams, it was fortunate the pet he "used as a weapon" only caused a minor injury to his 17 year-old victim, who was also robbed of his mobile phone and cash.
Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how Williams, of Jasmine Road, was arrested and bailed following the terrifying ordeal, but just nine days later on Christmas Eve he frightened a 15 year-old schoolboy into handing over his mobile telephone.
The Recorder said Williams had already built up an "unenviable" criminal record including offences of violence towards victims and members of his own family.
Williams admitted two charges of robbery and another of theft - offences described by the Recorder as "all too prevalent."
Mr Akaal Sidhu defending said was his offending was not planned or sophisticated and added: "Things simply got out of hand."
He told the court the teenager whose girlfriend was expecting their first child was determined to deal with his drug issues and said: "He wants to change his ways. He wants a new life."