According to Capt. Bill Kennedy, members of the Jacksonville Police Department apprehended 37-year-old Jacksonville native Julius Demetrus Harris, who was then turned over to the sheriff’s department.
Harris faces second-degree burglary charges stemming from an incident occurring between 12:37-12:47 p.m. in the 2200 block of Griffitt Bend Road where Harris and an unidentified white male approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighing 170 pounds forced entry into a residence and began loading items into a silver 2010 Dodge Stratus.
The home was occupied by an unidentified female victim, who hid and called 911 after fleeing from Harris, who attempted to gain entry through the side door from which she was observing them.
“The victim was able to provide information about the suspect’s vehicle and the suspects that led to the identification of Julius Harris as one of the suspects,” Investigator Mike Jones said.
Harris and his unidentified partner stole one Greek medallion, one 18-karat gold woman’s ring, one man’s pocket watch, a set of men’s cufflinks, assorted costume jewelry, assorted pocket knives and a woman’s watch and dealt approximately $200 in damage to the residence’s front door and door frame.
Judge Jeb Fannin set the bond for Harris at $50,000.
The second suspect remains at-large and the name of the victim is being withheld as the investigation continues.
“Harris has not been cooperative as far as the other suspect is concerned,” Kennedy said. “Jones is continuing to follow up on leads and information in an effort to bring the other suspect into custody.”
Second-degree burglary is a Class B felony in Alabama and carries a sentence of two to 20 years in prison upon conviction.
Anyone with information regarding the at-large suspect may contact Kennedy at 256-761-2141.
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