Man fined for stealing goat

The goat in question
The goat in question

Morrison Thomas, of Pointe Michel, was fined $3,000 after pleading guilty to the theft of a male goat before a Roseau Magistrate on Friday.

According to reports Thomas stole the goat, valued at $500, belonging to Cyrus Boyer of Pointe Michel between April 20 and 21.

Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Valda Powell, who presented the facts of the case, said Thomas cultivates vegetables among other produce in the close vicinity of Boyer’s farm.

She stated further that Boyer left four goats on his farm and when he returned noticed that a brown and white goat was missing.

Boyer reported the matter to the Police Station and during investigations the police officer discovered that the goat had been stolen by Thomas and sold to Denis Chaseau of Giraudel.

Police went in search of Thomas and met him at Pointe Michel.

When cautioned Thomas revealed that he met the goat on his land destroying his crops, so he took it and sold it to Chaseau in hopes of receiving some form of compensation.

Chief Magistrate Candia Carrette-George warned Thomas that he should not take people’s animals and sell them.

She advised Thomas that he should have contacted someone from the Agriculture department to take pictures of the crops that the goat had destroyed and then file a civil claim in order to receive compensation.

Magistrate Carrette- George also warned Boyer that he should keep his goats tied and away from Thomas’s property.

Thomas has to pay the $3,000 fine by October 31st or in default spend six months in prison.

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18 Comments

  1. stupes
    May 4, 2015

    IF THEY GET THE GOAT WHY THEY CHARGING HIM $3000.00?

  2. Gabby
    May 3, 2015

    DAEC: ‘Alkaline stole the goat, he swooped down from the air with his bat wings and captured it”

  3. too late
    May 3, 2015

    let us do some calculations there. 6 months for stealing a goat that = one year for stealing two goats. so stealing 8 goats = 4 years jail. Therefore raping a 6 year old = stealing 8 goats.

  4. too late
    May 3, 2015

    What i am thinking right now is that the country so nice and people behaving so crazily they also need to check up on that goat there for abuse. After all that’s not a bad looking goat.

    Labah kah twavahy!

  5. LANGLu
    May 3, 2015

    the sentencing of a goat thief has more importance than raping three innocent babies picture of the goat on dno. no picture of de rapist. what a sin ting

  6. Anthony Ismael
    May 2, 2015

    That goat almost ready for goat water. A few more months to go and he could be on my plate.

    :-P :-P :-P
    :-P :-P :-P :-P

  7. The Facts
    May 1, 2015

    The Eighth Commandment of God: Thou Shalt Not Steal.
    The Tenth Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Goods –
    It commands: respect for the rights of others.
    Forbids: the desire to take, to keep, or to damage the property of others.
    These are mortal/grievous sins They are more than one..
    This is one way of creating an enemy, stealing and selling someone’s property and lying about it.
    You should humble yourself and apologize to the man and try to make amends so that you are not lifelong enemies. When you do that you must also ask God forgiveness to be forgiven.
    This theft has caused him an exorbitant sum of money. I hope he has that amount by October 31st or he will be imprisoned.
    Will the goat be returned to the owner? If so, he will have to refund the man the money he paid for it. That man really got himself into trouble with his fellow man and with the Law.

  8. anonymous2
    May 1, 2015

    Why is it that the police have time to track down a dumb goat when there are a lot more costly thefts going on on this island? This place is just ridiculous.

  9. aa papa
    May 1, 2015

    It appears to be white With brown spots so someone made an error

  10. dee
    May 1, 2015

    But I saw that goat in town tjis morning..so the goat was in court too.. smh

  11. too late
    May 1, 2015

    man steal goat
    man rape child
    youth drinking rum
    Dominica fourth in drinking rum

    de country nice laba kah twahvay

    • The Facts
      May 1, 2015

      Too late for what? You do not have to be sarcastic. What are you doing for Dominica? Some of you are good at criticism and sarcasm. These are as much as you are capable of doing which lack fruitfulness.
      Tell us and show us what you have ever done for Dominica to make it a better, happier, peaceful and safe place to live.

  12. OVerseas
    May 1, 2015

    $3000 or 6 months in prison for a goat – 8 years in prison for sexually abusing 3 innocent babies….. what a travesty… An animal has more value than the lives of babies… Hooray yes the law is justified… Smdh

    • Anonymous
      May 3, 2015

      Please get off this eight years none sense. The man was given two four year sentences to run concurrently. This means that he was sent to prison for four years. This stupidity of sentences running concurrently no longer has a place in this twentieth century. Perhaps the courts should consider some modernization.

  13. too late
    May 1, 2015

    by the way why they can put up pic of de goat and not put up pic of the man who steal the goat? we want to see the man too.

    • The Facts
      May 1, 2015

      You caused me to respond. Probably the picture of the goat is more handsome than that of the man. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  14. too late
    May 1, 2015

    Thats a nice pic except that they should have removed the rope from de neck

    • Anonymous
      May 2, 2015

      hahaha, did find the rope looked sought of – off

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