Yarran jailed for five years

Former Carlton and Richmond player Chris Yarran has been jailed for five years for a string of crimes committed in November last year.

The 28-year-old appeared in court this morning to face charges from a ‘meth-fuelled’ rampage through Perth’s north.

This rampage started in the far-northern suburb of Alkimos and ended in the Perth CBD after he tried to steal a police officer’s gun.

He pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated robbery, dangerous driving and criminal damage.

During the hearing District Court judge Linda Petrusa labelled Yarran as the ‘poster-boy’ for the destructive effects of methamphetamine.

Yarran’s lawyer said his client’s use of methamphetamine increased with the death of his cousin and former Fremantle Docker Shane Yarran.

Shane Yarran also had a problem with meth use before he committed suicide in 2018.

Chris Yarran has been in jail since the night of the crime spree.

Yarran played 119 games for Carlton before being traded to Richmond at the end of 2015.

He did not play a game for Richmond after sitting out the 2016 season with mental health issues.

Yarran made a short-lived comeback with Swan Districts in the WAFL in 2017 but could only manage six games in the reserves.

He will be available for parole after three years from the date of his arrest.

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