Lekan Scott’s girlfriend, Danielle Eatherley, pictured, was  originally charged with him and pleaded not guilty to both charges. She will not be prosecuted at this  time. *File photo by Kageaki Smith

Lekan Scott’s girlfriend, Danielle Eatherley, pictured, was originally charged with him and pleaded not guilty to both charges. She will not be prosecuted at this time. *File photo by Kageaki Smith

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1: A 22-year-old father was today given a 30-day jail sentence for possession on an air pistol.

Lekan Scott of Warwick pleaded guilty last month to possession of a prohibited weapon, a Marksman repeater semi-automatic air pistol, in Warwick on December 21.

He also admitted possession of heroin on the same day.

Scott’s girlfriend, Danielle Eatherley, 22, also of Warwick, was originally charged with him and pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Lindley Scott, 47, father of Lekan Scott, had been charged alongside his son with obstructing Pc Beaupierre and using threatening behaviour on the same day.

Luri Scott, 17, another son of Lindley Scott, pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and will be sentenced February 15.

In court today, Crown counsel Maria Sofianos entered a “nolle prosequi” for Ms Eatherley, meaning she will not be prosecuted at this time.

But the Crown has 12 months to bring the file back to court.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner said to her: “It’s my duty to warn you Ms Eatherley that there are certain legal ramifications with regard to a nolle.

“It doesn’t mean you are acquitted, but for all intents and purposes you are discharged today.”

Lindley Scott and Lekan Scott had charges of obstruction and threatening behaviour dismissed.

Reading the facts of the case, Ms Sofianos said: “At 5:40am on December 21, officers executed a firearms warrant in Ord Valley Road, Warwick.

“Police knocked and called out for occupants to come out.

“When no one answered, the officers entered the front door using force.”

Ms Sofianos said Lekan Scott and his father approached the door in a very aggressive manner.

Both men were removed from the home along with Ms Eatherley and Luri Scott.

The court heard the officers searched the home and found the pistol along and a plastic bag with six foil decks of heroin in the parent’s bedroom.

All four occupants were arrested and interviewed.

Lekan Scott said the BB gun belonged to him and he had found it while walking his dog on the tracks but kept is because gang members had been threatening him.

He also admitted the heroin was his for personal use.

Addressing the court, the defendant said: “I would like to say I’m not a gang member or nothing.

“The heroin I had wasn’t for intent to supply.

“It was for personal use.

“My parents found it and they took it from me and they were going to turn it in.

“I didn’t want my girlfriend to get locked up for something I brought to the house.”

Mr Warner then asked Lekan Scott about letters he had received from him while in custody, pleading for leniency.

“I was hoping since I’m not a gang member,” Mr Scott said, “you can put me on probation or something then I can show you what kind of person I really am.

“This is my first time ever being locked up.”

The court heard the defendant has an 11-month-old daughter whom he takes care of.

He also said he pays bills at home.

Meting out the sentence, Mr Warner said: “I have considered what you told me in relation to this count three.

“In all the circumstance, the sentence of this court is 30 days imprisonment from December 23, 2011.”

For the heroin, Lekan Scott was fined $1,000 to be paid by March 3.