FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK: William Harris | News
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- William Harris is 11Alive's Fugitive of the Week for May 23, 2012. Harris, 26, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force for violating the terms of his probation.
Harris was convicted in February 2006 of two counts of robbery. He was sentenced to serve five years in prison and five years probation.
Harris was released from prison in October 2008 after serving two years, eight months of his sentence.
"He began using illegal narcotics again," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Eric Heinze. He failed to report to counseling or any of the classes he was directed to report to."
In March of 2005, Harris and two other men started a mini-crime spree in Conley, Ga. when they carjacked a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado at gunpoint.
About an hour later, Harris and his two buddies used the stolen truck to box in a woman who was trying to drive out of her apartment complex on Hannover Parkway in Stockbridge. "They basically blocked her exit, got out of the truck and produced a firearm demanding all of her personal possessions," Heinze said.
A short time later, Clayton County Police spotted the stolen truck parked at an Exxon gas station off I-675 on Anvil Block Road. All three suspects were still in the truck.
Heinze said police tried to pull the truck over when it left the gas station. "After a short pursuit they jumped out of a moving truck and fled on foot," he said. "Mr. Harris was arrested." Heinze said police were never able to identify the other two suspects.
When he is apprehended, Harris will have to finish serving his five year sentence on the robbery convictions and maybe more time for additional charges if convicted.
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