A man who committed a "spontaneous but brazen" home invasion at Prospect and drove dangerously to evade police at Sidmouth has been jailed.
Brady Leigh Wheldon-Tynan was sentenced on September 20 for two separate criminal incidents, both of which included several offences he pleaded guilty to.
Wheldon-Tynan was sentenced two years and 10 months, cumulative to the five-month sentence ordered by a magistrate in April.
He will be eligible for parole after serving almost two years.
Wheldon-Tynan and another man were driving through Prospect when they saw the garage door of a unit had been left open in July 2018.
The 21-year-old took off his boots, walked through the garage into the premises and stole a man's wallet and keys.
The victim was asleep on the couch but woke to the noise of his car being pushed out of the garage.
Wheldon-Tynan pointed a stun gun at the victim, who stood at the bonnet to prevent the car theft, and threatened to taser the man before running back to the car he arrived in.
During this incident, the thief committed aggravated burglary, stealing, and unlawfully damaging the car and an area surrounding the garage door.
About six months later in January 2019, Wheldon-Tynan drove on the incorrect side of the road near the Batman Bridge for an extended period to evade police because he feared going back to jail.
Police lost sight of Wheldon-Tynan on East Arm Road, despite the officer reaching a speed of 130km/h.
He was next seen driving and overtaking cars at speeds above 140km/h on the East Tamar Highway.
Road spikes were set up, but Wheldon-Tynan spotted them, braked heavily and drove through a cap in the wire road divider, hitting the centre concrete kerb with such force the front passenger-side tyre deflated.
He drove on the incorrect side of the road for about two kilometres, forcing cars to pull over to avoid a crash.
Wheldon-Tynan has never held a driver's licence and pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, as well as the summary charges of evading police, driving while disqualified, driving with an illicit drug in his blood and failing to give way.
The court heard he comes from a good and supportive family, but had behavioural issues since he was a child.
He is susceptible to peer pressure, enjoys attention, and by age 15 developed oppositional defiance disorder, the court was told.
Justice Pearce said Wheldon-Tynan's poor criminal record was typical of a person with serious substance abuse problems.