Two men held on foot of warrants

Wed, Aug 15, 2012, 01:00

A man whose extradition to the Czech Republic is being sought over his failure to complete a prison sentence there for crimes including extortion and assault has been remanded in custody following his arrest in Co Roscommon.

In 2010, Arnost Herman (47) was sentenced to six years in jail by a Czech court. The Czech authorities said he had only served part of that sentence.

Yesterday at the High Court in Dublin, Det Sgt Jim Kirwan told the court he arrested Mr Herman at an address at Frenchpark, Co Roscommon, on Monday.

Separately, the court heard Stephen McDonald (36) was accused of aggravated burglary in Hertfortshire, England, on May 31st, 2009. In a warrant seeking his extradition it is claimed he fled the UK after the incident. He was arrested at St Mary’s Villas, Westport, Co Mayo.

No bail application was made as yet in either case. Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill adjourned both cases.