Police investigating the shooting death of Feilding farmer Scott Guy have charged a 30 year old, local man with his murder.
The arrest was made on 7 April, in relation to murder and other charges
“…the investigation team arrested the man at an address in Feilding and have charged him with murder.
He has also been charged with arson and criminal damage relating to incidents at Scott’s property in October 2008 and January 2009.
A second man, aged 21 years, also from Feilding, has been charged and appeared in an Otago District Court in relation to the arson and the criminal damage, earlier today. He has not been charged in relation to the murder.
No one else is being sought for the murder or related offences at this time… source
Another source reported the information slightly differently
“…The man will also face three counts of intentional damage, two counts of arson and one count of theft of animals.
However, police said two of the damage charges, one arson and the theft charge were historic and did not relate directly to the investigation…”source
For more about the death of Scott Guy please read our earlier blog –
“..Mr Guy, aged 31, was found shot in the throat on the driveway of his Feilding farm on the morning of 8 July 2010. His brutal and violent death devastated his young family, leaving his young pregnant wife Kylee without a life partner she was devoted to and their 2 year old son Hunter without an adored father.
Since the shooting information has gradually emerged that the Guy’s Aorangi Rd home was extensively vanadalised in January 2009 during its construction.
An old farmhouse previously on the property had been burned to the ground in a “suspicious fire” in October 2008 and in the two months previous to that items had been stolen from it.
According to a report released today three chocolate Labrador puppies*, out of a litter of eight, went missing from a building on the farm sometime between 5pm on 7 July and Mr Guy’s death the following morning.
The building where the puppies were kept is said to have been around 80 metres from where Mr Guy was shot. As far as we know nothing else was taken from the property at the time Mr Guy died and there appears to be no motive for the murder.
Fliers advertising the puppies’ sale had been left in local businesses at the end of June. However, it has taken almost two weeks for police to release that information and ask the public for help in finding them.
A neighbour has told the Manawatu Standard that she’d locked her doors after hearing a loud car racing down the street about 10.30pm on 7 July…”