Twenty- four-year-old Leon Pryce of Onderneeming village on the Essequibo Coast was on Monday slapped with several charges. Pryce made his first appearance before Magistrate Ester Sam at the Charity’s Magistrate Court.
He was charged with attempting to set fire to a building, damage to property, simple larceny as well as unlawful wounding, among others. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded to prison.
The facts of the matters are that on September 13, Pryce attempted to set a building on fire at the Onderneeming Sand Pit; on the same date he also lit fire in an attempt to burn the home of Daniel Stoll.
On December 5, 2015 he allegedly destroyed two acres of produce valued $1.5 million owned by Devendra Persaud. Between December 4 and 5 it is alleged that he stole from Devendra Persaud two motor blowers valued $250,000 and one 2.5 horse power Yamaha out board engine valued $175,000.
On December 12, 2016 it was also alleged that he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Danesh Singh.
The Police prosecutor objected to bail stating that Pryce was wanted for several offenses, he had no permanent place of residence and he was just visiting the Onderneeming area.
The prosecutor informed the court that Pryce was also hiding from police for questioning and that he would be charged for more illegal offenses in the near future.
After listening to the prosecutor, Magistrate Sam remanded Pryce until October,10 when he is expected to return.