A rancher, who reportedly stole a stallion, was on Tuesday slapped with a larceny charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Martin Sukdeo of Mocu Mocu Village, Rupununi, Region Nine pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that between November 1 and December 30 at St Ignatius Village, Central Rupununi he stole one brown stallion valued at $120,000 property of Bernard Simon.
Attorney Jed Vasconcellos, who represented Sukdeo, requested bail stating that on the day in question, his client was returning the horse to its owner and was not attempting to steal it.
He added that Sukdeo is a father of a 3-year-old and that he does not have any pending matters against him.
Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones objected to bail stating that the defendant in the company of others did attempt to steal the horse. He added the defendant is a flight risk as he is a rancher from the Rupununi area.
Magistrate McLennan granted bail to the defendant in the sum of $25,000. The case will continue at the Lethem Magistrate’s Court on February 29.