Harris maintains the officer lied — even falsified a police report, which claimed Harris offered to assist with the investigation. "It just turned my world upside down. Other defendants charged as part of the investigation include: The weapons, drug and money laundering charges in the various indictments carry maximum sentences of 10 years to life in prison, while the murder-for-hire charges carry mandatory life sentences with a possibility to pursue the death penalty, prosecutors said. If you need help with the Public File, call (713) 778-4745. The operation led to the seizure of 34 guns, 6.7 kilograms of heroin, 17 kg of cocaine, more than a kilogram of fentanyl, 50 grams of crack cocaine, 200 pounds of marijuana and more than $1.3 million in cash and jewelry allegedly purchased with drug money. All rights reserved. I needed them to do a little more digging, you know, go into their research.". Alfonzer Shavaar Blanks, 36, was arrested and charged with: Copyright 2020 WECT. In 2010, a judge sentenced Harris to 25 years in prison after prosecutors argued Harris was the man behind an alleged "drug house" in northeast Houston. The Bears need a full rebuild, and he can’t be the one to do it. He also missed the birth of his first grandchild. “I mean traumatizing, the whole way through, year after year in prison. Two dozen gang members, some of them high-ranking, are facing federal charges, as part of an operation targeting wholesale drug trafficking on the West Side, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced Friday. Prosecutors offered Harris several plea deals. Maybe I was mistaken," according to court documents. West Side, we hear your cry.”. Bauer, the top pitcher in the free agent market, a market the Sox must tap to bolster a team they believe can contend for a World Series, discussed La Russa on his YouTube channel. I never said that. After learning the ugly details of his crime, woman is debating whether to remain in the otherwise great two-year relationship. Donald Lee, 47, of Chicago, charged with gun offenses; Jamar Spencer, 34, of Chicago, charged with gun and drug offenses; Terrence Jenkins, 52, of Chicago, charged with gun offenses; Creavon Curry, 25, charged with gun offenses; Larry Jones, 39, of Broadview, charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin; Marsha Fountain, 48, of Plainfield, charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin; Enrique Fuentes-Ortiz, 45, of Chicago, charged with gun and drug offenses; Deshon George, 26, of Chicago, charged with gun offenses; Dante Dockett, 42, of Chicago, charged with gun offenses; Derrius Burns, 27, of Chicago, charged with gun offenses; Daniel Cerpa, 41, of Elmhurst, charged with fentanyl and heroin trafficking; Wilfredo Gomez, 48, of Chicago, charged with fentanyl and heroin trafficking; Marshawn Ranson, 40, of Chicago, charged with fentanyl trafficking and money laundering; and. Harris served four years of his 25-year sentence before being released on parole. Harris is currently on parole, awaiting a date for that hearing — one for which he's fought years to be awarded. From the beginning, Harris, 45, has maintained his innocence. Fort Bend County Sheriff's … It's not me," Harris said. The judge found that testimony "not reliable," after Aranda was pressed on the details of his investigation during the new hearing. Records confirm trustees spent approximately $7,000 over the past three years. However, "he did not recall when it occurred, did not document it in his report, did not document it in their written statements.". A date for that hearing hasn't been set. Agents with the Vice-Narcotics unit and the SWAT team executed a search warrant at 117 East Clay Street Building E, and seized drug paraphernalia. According to court documents, police identified Harris as their suspect with the help of two women police were able to stop at the house. Hundreds of marijuana plants were seized in a drug bust of four homes in Fort Bend and Harris counties on Sept. 28, 2017. Posted: Oct 30, 2020 / 04:31 PM EDT / Updated: Oct 30, 2020 / 04:31 PM EDT (WETM) – Five people were arrested in a multi-hotel drug bust in Chemung County as part of … But investigators said Friday they had no information about whether Harris was in fact a CTA employee. “West Side, we hear your pain. 322 Shipyard Blvd.Wilmington, NC 28412(910) 791-8070. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. HOUSTON – James Harris said he regrets his absence at his children's high school graduation. Houston Police accused Harris of running away from the house when they spotted him in June 2009, according to court documents. Items located by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department during a drug bust at a North Ky. 1247 residence. Harris said his mother was the first to inform him about the arrest warrant later the night of the bust. He was given a $7,5000 bond. Harris filed an appeal following his conviction. Posted: Jan 30, 2020 / 02:00 PM EST / Updated: Jan 30, 2020 / 04:57 PM EST COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – A six month drug trafficking investigation has culminated in … But some plan to celebrate as usual, with family, despite the pandemic. Missing my kid’s graduations, missing my first grandkids being born,” Harris said. “It’s been very hard,” he said. Largest Domestic Meth Bust In DEA History Made In Riverside County By CBSLA Staff October 14, 2020 at 10:20 pm Filed Under: DEA meth bust , KCAL 9 , Moreno Valley meth bust , Perris meth bust Officials with the sheriff’s office said community complaints led to investigations into the illegal distribution of crack cocaine and prescription medication in the city. "I needed them to see. Pace built a winner on defense, but has undercut that work by his mistakes on an offense that looks totally broken. If President-elect Joe Biden hopes to repair the damage caused by the Trump administration, finding a way to dump DeJoy would be a big step. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides. Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan make a fascinating couple, from distant to affectionate to unclothed, in the well-spun period piece. He said the police were beating on his mother's door, went to her breaker box, and turned the lights off in the house. 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He said he tried to plead his case to the police. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Full Circle,” targeted members of the Black P-Stones Nation and the Wicked Town faction of the Traveling Vice Lords, federal prosecutors said. He denied each. "The first one got denied, the second one got denied, and I just kept pushing," Harris said. 32 arrested in 5-day human trafficking operation in east Harris County Aaron Barker , Senior Digital Editor Published: February 18, 2020, 1:47 pm Updated: February 18, 2020, 1:52 pm Know about breaking news as it happens. In June 2019, a judge granted a request for new testimony given by one of the arresting officers, which cast further doubt on Harris' guilty verdict. In 2013, the Harris County District Attorney's Office's Conviction Integrity Unit opened an investigation, per court records. According to court documents, the officer, identified as Christopher Aranda, testified that two women identified Harris. 24 people hit with federal charges in West Side gang investigation, Donald Trump will be gone, but Postmaster Louis DeJoy might stick around. FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A traffic stop led to a drug bust of 30 pounds of illegal Alprazolam (Generic Xanax) with a street value between $516,000 to … A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. His post-election meltdown is so typical and so pathetic. "When I got a call from my mother, it was like 1:00 in the morning, and she tells me there's a lot of police around," he said. I breathed a sigh of relief when he said that, but it's 11 years too late," Harris said Friday. "When questioned whether he was sure in his identification of James Harris, [Aranda] responded, "Like I said, anything is possible. Those are times he won't be able to make up because he said he was wrongfully convicted. The operation led to the seizure of 34 guns, 6.7 kilograms of heroin, 17 kg of cocaine, more than a kilogram of fentanyl, 50 grams of crack cocaine, … The investigation, dubbed “Operation Full Circle,” targeted members of the Black P-Stones Nation and the Wicked Town faction of the Traveling Vice Lords, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Harris County authorities say deputies shut down a major drug lab in northwest Harris County, resulting in four arrests and the confiscation of a drug hoard worth $1 million. "I just kept pushing, because I knew I was innocent," Harris told KPRC 2 Friday. Alexis Donte Johnson, 36, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to sell/deliver a scheduled II controlled substance, and possession with intent to sell/deliver a schedule VI controlled substance. Harris said his mother was the first to inform him about the arrest warrant later the night of the bust. Jennifer Kay Harris, 38, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug … It's not me. Cy Young winner and top free agent Trevor Bauer has thoughts about White Sox. U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch Jr., on Friday described the bust as part of a “long-term investigation.”. Julius Earl Shipman Jr., 31, was arrested and charged with: Officers executed another raid at 466 Baldwin Circle Apartment B and seized an undisclosed amount of cocaine and marijuana, as well as two handguns and two long guns.