Two men who went AWOL after pleading guilty to charges in connection with a burglary at the lakeside mansion owned by the son of Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara are now behind bars.
At Ennis Circuit Court yesterday, both Jeffrey Lee aged 42, of Cosgrove Park, Moyross, Limerick, and Declan Browne, aged 27, Lackyle, Ardnacrusha, Co Clare were brought before the court by the prison service in custody.
In the case, Lee has pleaded guilty to entering Tinerana House, the property of Gary McNamara as a trespasser and committing theft on dates between August 17 and September 14, 2013.
Lee’s accomplice, Declan Browne has pleaded guilty to handling stolen property that includes antique bathroom fittings, antique chandeliers, candelabras and light fittings, copper wiring, and cylinders on September 13 2013 at Clear Circle Metals at Ballysimon Rd, Limerick.
Both pleaded guilty to the respective offences at Ennis Circuit Court last November and were remanded on bail.
However, on two separate court dates earlier this year, Judge Gerard Keys issued a warrant for their arrest on applications from the State after both accused failed to show up in court.
At Ennis District Court in July, Browne was jailed for six months after pleading guilty to entering PJ Ryan Oil as a trespasser between October 7 and October 8, 2014 and committing theft there.
The court was told that the father of two has 43 previous convictions including six for burglary.
Dolores’s son, Gary McNamara and his wife, Michelle purchased the home for €1.46m at the end of January 2013.
In court yesterday, Judge Keys remanded the two accused in custody to November 24 for sentence.
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