An Armagh man, who was found naked and asleep in a woman’s bed, is to face the Crown Court later this year on a charge of burglary.
Lee Heaney, of Mullacreevie Park, appeared at Armagh Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Newry, via videolink from his solicitor’s office.
The 22-year-old is charged with one count of burglary, allegedly having entered a dwelling as a trespasser and stolen food from a fridge.
Heaney appeared in court on Tuesday morning for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE) – the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court – for the alleged offence
Previous court hearings heard that the homeowner had returned to her house and found Heaney asleep naked in her bed.
The court heard he had eaten a chicken burger and Alphabites with brown sauce while in the woman’s home.
When arrested, Heaney told the interviewing officers: “I was drunk….I thought it was my sister’s house so I went to sleep and then that woman came in and woke me and I sprinted up and realised it was the wrong house.”
On Tuesday, the prosecution submitted that based on the papers before the court there was a prima facie case to answer.
Defence counsel made no contrary submissions.
District Judge Anne Marshall, satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer, released the defendant on bail of £500, to appear at Newry Crown Court for arraignment on September 6.