25-year-old KENDALL KHAN was sentenced to 6 months jail on charges of malicious damage to his neighbour's goat. (Image: TTPS)

A 25-year-old Moruga man will appear before a Princes Town Magistrate tomorrow, Monday 23 November 2020, charged with goat maiming and assault by threats.

A release from the Police Service confirms that KENDALL KHAN, of La Lune Village, Moruga, was arrested and charged on Saturday November 21st by officers of the Moruga Police Station.

The charges arose out of an incident in which the accused allegedly chopped his neighbour’s goat several times.  A report was subsequently made to police.

According to the TTPS statement, detectives investigating the incident discovered that the accused reportedly had an argument with his neighbour over the man’s goat eating his crops, at about 9:10 pm on Saturday November 21st.

The victim reportedly told police that the accused left and returned armed with a cutlass, and proceeded to chop the goat. The suspect also allegedly made threats to the victim.

The suspect was later charged by PC Huggins for the offences.

He will answer when the matter comes up for hearing at the Princes Town Magistrates’ Court on Monday 23rd November 2020.