Three charged with stealing sweet potatoes
Police have made a breakthrough into a spate of crop theft.
Ian Emmerson Bennett, 41, of Cliff, St John has been formally charged with stealing over 90 rods of sweet potatoes between April 5 and October 23rd last year.
Seymour DaCosta Inniss, 52, of Cliff, St John has also been arrested and charged with stealing over 20 rods of sweet potatoes between April 23rd and December 16th last year.
These offences were committed against the Egdecumbe Plantation, St George and Armag Farms, St John.
In the meantime, lawmen have arrested and formally charged Yvette May Butcher, 48, of Chapel No. 1, St Philip for having No Certificate of Purchase for 178 kilogrammes of sweet potatoes found in her possession on April 8th.
Lawmen, who were carrying out investigations into crop thefts, executed a search warrant at her residence.
The search discovered the sweet potatoes. Further investigations revealed that she did not have a certificate of purchase or receipt for the potatoes.
Bennett, Inniss and Butcher are expected to appear at the District C Magistrates Court today.