A former Dubbo resident who committed multiple animal cruelty offences will not be sentenced for his crimes until March because a report requested by a magistrate two months ago has still not been completed.
When Shane Polson was found guilty of offences in November he was told to go to a Community Corrections office and organise for a sentencing assessment report to be completed but one was never prepared.
The 45-year-old was in Dubbo Local Court for sentencing on Tuesday but that never took place. He was given "another opportunity to cooperate" and his case was adjourned for another two months.
Polson, who allowed a three-year-old greyhound to starve to death and intimidated a Greyhound Racing NSW investigator, said he did report to Community Corrections and suggested because he was "not a resident of Dubbo" the report was not able to be completed.
When magistrate Theresa Hamilton asked where Polson's new place of residence was, he refused to reveal it.
"[Polson is] unwilling to provide the address," Polson's legal representative told the magistrate.
When magistrate Hamilton asked what the problem was and why Polson was unwilling to provide the address, he spoke to his legal representative before a piece of paper was pulled out.
Polson's new address was understood to have been written down on the paper before it was handed to the magistrate.
"I'm going to give you an opportunity to cooperate," magistrate Hamilton told Polson who is now understood to be living in Deniliquin.
If Polson doesn't report to Community Corrections, the magistrate said she would still sentence him on March 10.