Butcher charged with dishonestly receiving stolen goods
Terry Gibson, 58, a butcher of Dauphine, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of dishonestly receiving stolen goods.
The well-known businessman was arrested on Friday, February 23, charged with âknowing or believing two ewe goats to be stolen goods, dishonestly received same for his own benefits at Cedarsâ at about 3 p.m. on February 4, 2018.
When Gibson appeared before senior magistrate Rickie Burnett on Tuesday at the Kingstown Magistrateâs Court, Gibson, in the presence of his lawyer Grant Connell, pleaded not guilty to the offence.
Gibsonâs arrest came after 68-year-old Carl Young appeared before the Kingstown Magistrateâs Court on February 20, charged with stealing two ewe goats, one brown and black, the other brown and white. The offence is said to have been committed between February 2 and 3 at Cedars. During his testimony in court last month, Young told the court that he had sold the goats to Gibson.
Burnett asked the police why wasnât the butcher in court before him as well. The police responded by saying that Gibson was not there when they went looking for him.
âYâall have to lock up the men who are buying these things. I keep saying it over and over again,â Burnett stressed.
Gibsonâs matter is scheduled to be heard before the Biabou Magistrateâs Court on March 9 and Young, who had pleaded guilty when he first appeared before the court, has changed his plea to not guilty. He too will appear before the Biabou Magistrateâs Court.