A 25-year-old arsonist set fire to a garden shed before attacking a police officer and biting a hospital bed, a court has heard.
Kurt Quinney, of no fixed address, has been jailed for a year after admitting a series of crimes ranging from an arson attack in Overseal to breaching court orders.
Quinney appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court where he admitted a series of crimes committed over a two-day period.
He admitted setting fire to a garden shed belonging to a woman at an address in Woodlands Road, Overseal, on June 20, and he also indicated a plea of guilty to breaching a non-molestation order and sending a woman several threatening text messages in Market Bosworth, all on the same date.
Police said when they approached him about the arson attack, he gave the officer false details. When he was arrested, he appeared to become unwell and was taken to Royal Derby Hospital. However, the next day in hospital, he grabbed an officer’s wrist and later bit a hospital bed, causing damage., the court was told.
Consequently, he admitted wilfully obstructing a police officer in the execution of their duty in Overseal on June 20, and he also pleaded guilty to damaging a hospital bed and assaulting a police officer at the hospital, both on June 21.
Quinney has been jailed for a total of 52 weeks because the magistrates were told that he had an horrendous record for similar offences. They were also concerned about the number of threats made to his ex-partner, as well as threatening to and then burning down his ex-partner’s shed. He also attacked a police officer carrying out their duty.
Quinney was also made the subject of a restraining order to keep away from victim.
He was also ordered to pay £150 compensation.