Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sweet Potato Thief Put On Probation

A man who pleaded guilty to stealing sweet potatoes from a farm at Mongouge, Choiseul, has been placed on probation by the court, according to the Micoud office of the Praedial Larceny Unit.

The unit in a release Thursday said it received a report of praedial larceny made by Sonia Emmanuel of Mongouge Choiseul on Monday February 2018 stating that someone stole a quantity of sweet potatoes from her farm at Mongouge Choiseul.

The produce was valued at $40.00.

The Praedial Larceny Unit disclosed that subsequent to the report made by Emmanuel, Johnson Pierre a.k.a Roots, theĀ  brother of the complainant was arrested by officers of the unit on Wednesday 14th March 2018 about 10:30 p.m. and charged for the offence.

On Thursday 15th March 2018 he was after bailed to attend the 2nd District court in Soufriere where he pleaded guilty on April 10th 2019, it was reported.

On Wednesday January 8th 2020 Pierre was put on a one year probation and in default one year imprisonment.

He also has to undergo one year drug abuse prevention program whilst on probation or in default, 3 months imprisonment, the Praedial Larceny Unit stated.

It also said Pierre must undergo a skills training program through probation services and in default 3 months imprisonment.


  1. A real family feud. The court should have sentenced him to provide “community service” in his sister’s garden by providing one year’s worth of free labour to his sister in the planting of sweet potatoes. If he wants to reap then he must sow.

  2. One year probation for taking sweet potatoes? and you all have rapists and murderers still on the loose in St lucia for all their crimes! you people in the justice system not ashame!

  3. Did he take food for his family or to eat? if so, let the man go, with a warning.
    If he stole to sell, wack him with 20 lashes on his axx with lolo-beff; I bet you
    he will not want to do it again. Don’t tie up the Court with stupid cases like that.

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