Detectives in St. Ann have charged two farmers following the wounding of a woman during a robbery attempt in Mines District in the parish on Saturday, March 19.

Charged with Wounding with Intent, Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition, Assault with Intent to Rob and Conspiracy are:

·         28-year-old Jason Ricketts of Gayle Town, Clarendon, and

·         31-year-old Claude Davis of Borough Bridge District in Cave Valley, St. Ann.

Reports are that about 11:00 p.m., a woman driving an Audi motor car was signalled to stop by the men, who were travelling in a Honda Stepwagon. She was ordered at gunpoint to exit her vehicle but she refused and was shot in the face. She sped off and was assisted to hospital by residents where she was treated.

Davis and Ricketts were arrested during an operation in Brown’s Town, St. Ann on Monday, March 21. Davis gave a caution statement and Ricketts was pointed out on an Identification Parade.

Both men were charged on Sunday, April 03, following interviews.

Their court date is being finalised.