As reported by the St. Elizabeth Police, four men have been arrested and charged with breaches of the Larceny Act after they are suspected to be involved in the theft of several goats that were owned by two farmers.
The farmers reported that their goats were stolen on April 3 and April 4 from the Pedro Plains community and the Greenfield District, both located in St. Elizabeth
The thefts were reported to the police shortly after they were stolen, a search by the police led them to the Parottee District in the parish where eight goats were reportedly found. Following the seizure of the goats, the men were arrested.
It’s believed that the goats were taken by the men in the early morning before daylight on April 3 and April 4.
Charged are 32-year-old Dwayne Clark who is a farmer from Manchester, 19-year-old Devonte Clarke who is also from Manchester, 28-year-old Anthony Esson a labourer from St. Elizabeth and 24-year-old Kenroy Davis who is also from St. Elizabeth.
The goats were identified by their owners.
The goats have an estimated value of JMD 255,000.
The men are set to appear in the St. Elizabeth Parish Court on Monday, May 11.