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Clayton County Sheriff's Office, GA
Friday August 30th, 2019 :: 07:24 p.m. EDT


Murder Suspect Out On $85.000 Bond Barricades Himself In House Before Being Recaptured. SHERIFF VICTOR HILL

A bench warrant was issued today for murder suspect Jermaine Lamar Harris who was able to roam free on an $85.000 bond after being accused of killing his wife with blunt force trauma.   Sheriff Victor Hill’s elite Fugitive Squad tracked Harris to a location in Macon Georgia with the assistance of Warner Robbins PD.  Harris was spotted in the residence through a window and ran back into the house barricading himself inside and refused to come out to surrender.  Warner Robbins PD called out their SWAT team and began negotiating with Harris for his surrender.  Harris walked out and surrendered without incident an hour later.


On July 8, 2018, Jermaine Lamarr Harris entered the residence that he shared with his wife, who had an active Temporary Protection Order against him and killed her with blunt force trauma.   Surveillance footage from a neighboring home showed a vehicle matching the description of Harris’ silver 2001 Mercedes convertible driving to the victim’s residence.  Homicide Detectives identified Jermaine Lamarr Harris as the suspect and warrants for Murder with Malice were issued on July 13th, 2018.  Harris was arrested by the Clayton County Police Department on the same date as the issuance of the warrants.  Harris then bonded out on his charges on November 1st, 2018 having to put up only around $10.000. 00. The grand jury indicted Harris on additional charges for this murder and a bench warrant was signed today.


The Sheriff was outraged that a suspected murderer was allowed to roam free on such a low bond causing his Deputies to have to arrest him again for the same crime when he could have still been in jail.  “Low bonds and signature bonds are making my Deputies have to hunt for the same criminals twice and puts the public at unnecessary risk” said Sheriff Hill after Harris was taken back in custody with lots of manpower by two agencies.


Harris is now back facing the wall at “The Hill-ton” where the Sheriff is hopeful that the courts will make him stay this time.


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