Court too busy to sentence man pleading guilty to 17 charges

A MAN who tried to plead guilty in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court to 17 charges was told to wait for two weeks because the court was too busy to sentence him.

Brendon John Hodda faces a number of serious charges, including stealing, unlawful use of motor vehicles, failing to stop for police, break and enter offences and attempted fraud.

Hodda's solicitor, Daniel Olde, attempted to enter pleas of guilty on behalf of his client on Thursday, but Magistrate Graeme Tatnell said the court was too busy.

The case was adjourned until May 28, when Hodda is set to be sentenced.

Hodda will remain in custody until the sentencing.



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