Rogues’ Gallery: imprisoned in Newport, Tredegar and Caerphilly

THESE six defendants were recently sentenced to prison for crimes including illegal dog breeding, assault, drug trafficking and brawling.

We review their cases.

Kyle Whitney

Kyle Whitney left his victim in need of facial reconstruction surgery after punching him in an unprovoked attack at a pub’s beer garden.

His victim was celebrating his 21st birthday when the senseless attack took place at the Cambrian Inn, Tredegar last summer.

Whitney, 27, was jailed for 12 months.

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Jedd Wiegold

An illegal dog breeder who mutilated the ears of puppies has been jailed.

Jedd Wiegold, 32, from Caerphilly, could earn £10,000 from the sale of just one of the animals.

He was jailed for 24 weeks at Newport Magistrates Court.

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Julie Smith

A cocaine-dealing grandmother started supplying the Class A drug after becoming addicted to it.

Julie Smith, 53, of Coed Main, Lansbury Park, Caerphilly, was jailed after police raided her home.

She admitted to being concerned about the supply of cocaine.

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Jordan Edmonds

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Keiran Payne

A drug gang leader who fled to Spain and his lieutenant have been jailed for their role in managing a £1million cocaine plot at a garage.

Jordan Edmunds and Keiran Payne, both of Newport, used a vehicle salvage business in town as a front for a major criminal enterprise.

They were part of a gang that supplied at least 28kg of cocaine to users across South Wales over a 12 month period.

Edmunds, 29, of Croydon Court, Newport, was jailed for 11 years and five months.

Payne, 30, formerly of Prince Street, jailed for six-and-a-half years for trafficking cocaine in 2019 was sent to prison for a consecutive 18-month sentence.

South Wales Argus:

Christopher Foley

A man armed with a machete threatened to cut up police officers during an armed siege that lasted nine hours.

Christopher Foley, 55, was shot dead with a shotgun during the clash at his home in Tredegar last summer.

A siege negotiator was dispatched to the scene as police tried to persuade him to surrender.

Foley, who pleaded guilty to fighting, was jailed for 15 months.