Weather delays sentencing of woman in Greenwich stolen bunny case

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The sentencing of a Kentville woman charged in connection with the theft of bunnies from Hennigar’s Farm Market in Greenwich this past summer has been put off until January.

Tessa Lee Davidson, 19, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft under $5,000 on Nov. 12. The Crown is not proceeding with a second charge, possession of stolen property obtained by crime.

Davidson was presented with a disclosure package prior to entering the guilty plea on Nov. 12. The matter was adjourned to Dec. 23 to allow time for Davidson to consult with Nova Scotia Legal Aid and for sentencing.

On Dec. 23, public defender Brian Vardigans told the court he had met with Davidson on Dec. 6. He said Davidson would not be present for her scheduled court appearance. She was unable to get from the Waterville area to court due to weather conditions. Judge Alan Tufts adjourned the matter to Jan. 6 for sentencing.

There were two baby rabbits stolen from the pen in the farm market’s petting zoo on Aug. 26. There were two more rabbits taken from the pen two days later. According to a news release issued by the RCMP following the arrests of a 22-year-old Kentville man and a 19-year-old Kentville woman, police recovered two deceased baby rabbits from an apartment building parking lot.

Colten Christopher Robert Young, 22, Kentville, failed to appear for court on Nov. 25. He was scheduled to enter pleas to charges of possession of stolen property valued at less than $5,000 and willfully obstructing a peace officer engaged in the execution of his duty during an investigation into the stolen rabbits in Kentville on Sept. 4. A warrant was authorized and endorsed for Young for failing to attend court as directed. As of Dec. 20, Young had not been brought before the court.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Kentville, Greenwich, Waterville

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