Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Burglar did the crime, will now do the time.

Madison-Rankin District Attorney Michael Guests issued the following statement:

Burglar Who Committed Crime while on Parole Receives 40 Year Prison Sentence

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Joseph Deon Harris was sentenced to serve 40 years for house burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and conspiracy to commit burglary after entering a plea of guilty in front of Judge William Chapman. The last five years of his sentence was suspended.

In December, 2014, a home located on Miller Street in Canton was burglarized and two computers, several assorted gaming consoles and firearms were stolen from the residence. The Canton Police Department was able to develop Harris as a suspect in the burglary, and officers began speaking with known associates of Harris regarding his possible involvement in the crime.

During the investigation, law enforcement interviewed an individual who identified Harris as the individual who had committed this crime and several other burglaries in the area. A witness told police that she had seen Harris in possession of the property stolen from the home on Miller Street. Police were also able to track down another witness who observed Harris pulling an air conditioning unit out of a window and then climbing through the open window to gain access to the home.

Police were also able to determine that one of the weapons stolen from the home had been sold to Hamas Robinson. Robinson was questioned and admitted to receiving the stolen firearm from Harris. Robinson led police to an abandoned vehicle where the weapon was recovered. Harris was arrested and questioned about his involvement in the crime. Harris denied breaking into the home but did admit to possessing the stolen firearm and later selling it to Robinson.

Guest stated, “This case represents another example of individuals who are on probation or parole and then commit new crimes. Harris had only recently been released from prison when he once again began breaking into homes and preying upon innocent victims. Hopefully these convictions and sentences will assure that he remains behind bars and pays the consequences for his crimes.”

Guest concluded, “The Canton Police Department did an outstanding job investigating this case. They were able to develop three witnesses who identified Harris as the individual who stole and possessed property stolen from the home on Miller Street. Based upon these witnesses and the statement Harris made to law enforcement we have been able to take a habitual offender off the streets of Madison County.”

Harris has been previously convicted in 2013 in Madison County of Burglary of a Dwelling and Motor Vehicle Theft. Harris had been released on parole at the time he committed his new crimes.

District Attorney Michael Guest was sworn into office in January 2008 and represents the Twentieth Judicial District, Madison and Rankin Counties. For more information regarding the District Attorney’s office, please visit www.daguest.com

Name: Joseph Deon Harris
Address: 2021 Highway 43 North, Canton
Date of Birth: August 22, 1994


Anonymous said...

Maybe RSS should spend some time with his peers and partake in some on-the-job-training. While JPD may be far from perfect, odds are they may actually do some things correctly.

Muldoon said...

Bracy left a good mark on the Canton PD years ago. He is credited with effectively training them. I think he used Lt. Graham's textbook.

Anonymous said...

JPD isn't perfect, but they are at least making an effort. RSS is the bigger problem.

Anonymous said...

Voters are the biggest problem...they put RSS back in office!

Five Whys said...

Drill deeper. Voters are simply a symptom of the problem.

Anonymous said...

I wish the Hinds County DA would act like this prosecutor and not like a social worker. I am no fan of Guest's hiring policies, but he does his job.

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