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Kerry Reynolds jailed for Watford burglary two days after prison release
Just two days after being released from prison Kerry Reynolds broke into a house near to where he was living in Watford.
In fact, St Albans crown court was told today, only his arm and leg entered the house before he was forced to flee.
But it was enough to land him in court charged with burglary.
And for Kerry that was a serious situation with his criminal record, especially for burglary offences.
He was given a prison sentence of 250 days for the offence in Rickmansworth Road in Watford on October 15 last year.
Because it was his third burglary offence, he could have received a minimum of three years as a "three strikes" burglar.
David Chrimes prosecuting said it had been the early hours when Kerry tried to break into the multi occupancy house.
He broke a window allowing him to reach in and the court was told he had just got one leg inside when he realised the occupant was present and had to flee.
He was arrested a short while later.
The court was told Kerry, now of London Road, Apsley, had suffered from ADHD for most of his life but, at 29 years of age, was now not so dependant on the medication for the condition.
He had also dabbled with drugs which had led to him having problems with heroin use.
The court was told his long criminal history meant that since the age of 18 he had only enjoyed four years of liberty.