Ex-convict turns himself into Police following discovery of firearm and stolen items

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By Royan Abrams

An ex-convict who was wanted for questioning in connection with the discovery of a firearm and several stolen items at his home located at Mount Sinai West Canje, Berbice on November 15,2016 has since turned himself into the police in the presence of  his attorney late Monday (November 21,2016).

According to the acting commander of ‘B’ Division Kevin Adonis, 40- year- old Raymond LaFleur of Lot 28 Mount Sinai, West Canje, Berbice turned himself into the Central Police Station in New Amsterdam with an attorney.  LaFleur is presently in custody pending charges.

The ex-convict was convicted for several armed robberies in Berbice and other regions. He was also charged back in 2011 with the killing of  Sebastian Clato,  24 years of 42 Bent Street Wortmanville, Georgetown who was at the time of his death, an inmate of the New Amsterdam Prison.

LaFleur is also believed to be the owner of a house in Locaber West Canje, Berbice where a bandit who was later identified as ex- cop Rondell Marks of Suddie Essequibo was shot and killed on the morning of Tuesday November 15,2016 after a farmer took the officers to the location following the disappearance of several sheep.

The police officers later went to LaFleur’s home in Mount Sinai where a 28- year- old male from Sand Hills, Berbice River was arrested following the discovery of an unlicensed Taurus pistol with ten (10) live matching rounds in the building. A further search was conducted and one (1) laptop computer, seven (7) cellular phones, a pair of binoculars were discovered. Two (2) motor cycles, a motor car and a lighting plant were also taken into custody.

However, the 28- year- old was charged and remanded to prison while LaFleur is expected to face charges soon.

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