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Goat herder beaten by thieves in St James

A goat herder was last week Tuesday (September 1) beaten by thieves who were attempting to steal one of his goats.

The herder was hospitalised following the incident.

Reports from the Barrett Town Police are that about 9:30 p.m.,  the complainant allegedly came home and caught two men attempting to steal one of his goats.

The complainant reportedly confronted the men,  raising an alarm  in which a group of persons, along with the thieves began to beat the herder.

The man who herds goats as a vocational activity was reportedly hit in the head with a stone, beatenand stabbed several times.

Residents reportedly rescued the complainant and alerted the Police, who assisted him to the hospital; he was treated and released.

35-year-old Hopeton Campbell, otherwise called ‘Ankle Socks’, and 22-year-old Shaunette Williams, otherwise called ‘BlackBerry’, both of  Spot Valley in St. James have been charged in connection with the incident

Both Williams and Campbell were charged for wounding with Intent and Larceny of Cattle.

The duo are scheduled to appear before the St. James Parish Court on Wednesday, September 23 to answer to the charges.

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