One of the two men suspected to be goat thieves, who were hospitalised on Monday afternoon after being attacked by residents in St Thomas, has died.
The police say he has only been identified as ‘Jermaine’.
The other man was treated and released into police custody and was later charged with unlawful possession of property.
He is 27-year-old Shamar O’Meally, a farmer of 10 Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew.
Two others implicated in the alleged theft are being sought by the police.
It is reported that about 11 o’clock Monday morning, a police team from Morant Bay, acting on information, went to the Old Pera community in the parish where O’Meally was seen suffering from chop wounds allegedly inflicted by angry residents.