Berbice man charged for stealing $500,000 in sheep


By Royan Abrams

A man who was recently remanded to prison for several charges was once again brought before the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court on Friday November 26,2016 charged for stealing several sheep.

Forty- year- old Raymond LaFleur of Mount Sinai, New Amsterdam pleaded not guilty to the larceny of cattle charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Alex Moore.

The court heard that on November 13, 2016, the accused in company with others at Calabash Creek Berbice River, stole 29 sheep valuing over $500,000 property of a West Canje cattle farmer.

According to the police prosecutor, the farmer had left his sheep at a Ranch with several of his employee.

However later that day several sheep with identification marks V and L on their ears went missing and a report was made to the Reliance Police Station.

Ranks then followed the farmer to a location in Locaber West Canje where 12 of the sheep were found and positively identified to be those of the farmer.

After hearing the case the magistrate placed the accused, who is a prisoner at the New Amsterdam prison after being charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm earlier in the week, on $50,000 bail.

LaFleur will return to court on February 15, 2017.


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