Owner foils reported attempt by siblings to steal goats Loop Jamaica

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A brother and sister from St Mary are facing several charges after they were nabbed while reportedly attempting to take goats from an area in their community but was challenged by the owner of the goats.

The siblings, 41-year-old Kwamen Adams of Bottom Settlement in Sandside, and his sister, 44-year-old farmer Kedela Adams of Albany district, have been charged with larceny of cattle, possession of prohibited weapon, unauthorised possession of ammunition, using a firearm to commit a felony, and assault at common law.

They were arrested after their attempt to steal several goats in Sandside district on February 27 was foiled.

Reports from the Port Maria police are that about 7:10pm, a man was approaching his house when he saw an unfamiliar vehicle parked in proximity to where he had earlier left his goats.

He approached the vehicle and reportedly saw Kwamen and two other men removing the goats from where he had tied them.

The man called out to them, and one of the men reportedly pulled a firearm and pointed it at the owner of the goats.

The police said the man, in fear for his life, pulled his firearm and opened gunfire in the direction of the suspected goat thieves.

Kwamen reportedly ran into the car, while his suspected accomplices escaped in nearby bushes.

The occupants were ordered from the vehicle, and the siblings exited.

A search was conducted, during which an imitation firearm was allegedly found in Kadela’s handbag.

The police were summoned, the scene processed, and the duo taken into custody.

Their accomplices are still at large, the police said.

The brother and sister were charged last Thursday and Friday, respectively.

They are scheduled to appear in the Port Maria Parish Court on March 7.