Magog fellow rides again
Last Monday, Raymond Pierre Roy, a 24 year-old Magog resident, found out if Judge Danielle Côté was willing to give him a chance. The crimes he had committed were all concerning breaking and entering in sheds. His main target was all kinds of tools. Through his lawyer, Mia Manocchio, Roy tried to convince Judge Côté that he was on drugs when he committed the crimes. According to his testimony, he had all kinds of tools at home so why would he steal tools? The Crown Prosecutor, Émilie Baril-Côté, surely did not buy Roy’s nice words. According to the young Crown Prosecutor, Raymond Pierre Roy is a born thief.
Just one week ago Monday, during the night of February 28th to March 1st, Roy was caught almost red-handed by the Magog municipal police. He was then suspected of two thefts. From someone’s car, he allegedly stole a laptop and, from a small truck, he would have stolen another $2,000 worth of tools. Before Judge Michel Beauchemin, Roy pleaded not guilty to charges of theft and for having not respected bail conditions. On March 7th, Mrs. Baril-Côté finished submitting her evidence in the trial before Judge Danielle Côté. Roy is facing charges for breaking and entering into sheds, thefts of tools and arsons. One of the fires had destroyed the shop of a cabinetmaker and its contents. The owner had no insurance for all his belongings which were worth close to $200,000. In April 2008, Raymond Pierre Roy was condemned to a 12 month suspended sentence for four crimes of breaking and entering.