One man was taken into police custody, after he reportedly beat another man to death, in Barrett Town, St James, on Friday, morning, November 30th.
The deceased has been identified as 62-year-old, Douglas Thomas, who resides at Barrett Hall, also in Barrett Town.
Reports by the Barrett Town Police are that about 4:50 am, Thomas was at his home when he was attacked by the accused man, who was armed with a baton.
The accused man used the baton to beat Douglas repeatedly until he was rendered unconscious.
A police officer who resides in the community overheard the commotion and went to investigate.
Upon reaching the yard, he saw the accused with the baton in his hand, beating the elderly man, and he was accosted.
Douglas was transported to the Falmouth hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The accused man was immediately taken into custody.