An arrest warrant was issued last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court, sitting in Newry, for a Rathfriland man who did not turn up to answer a charge sheet.
Padraig Hugh Michael Rosato (21), of Dromore Street, Rathfriland, faces a total of three charges against him.
He is accused of preventing a meter from recording electricity at Dromore Street, Rathfriland, on January 12 this year.
And dishonestly using electricity and damaging an electricity meter.
A police office said she believed she could connect the accused with the charges.
The court heard that for a young man he had a total of 49 previous convictions.
District Judge, Mr Paul Copeland, issued an arrest warrant for the defendant.