Monday, February 28, 2011

Howard Harmon accused of killing Sabrina Jones during robbery

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click to enlarge Howard Harmon is accused of killing Sabrina Jones.
  • Howard Harmon is accused of killing Sabrina Jones.

Howard Harmon has finally been charged in the slaying of 19-year-old Sabrina

Jones. An associate of Harmon's had fingered him in the May 2010 homicide, which led Jackson County prosecutors today to file charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action.

Harmon, 33, allegedly busted into an East Side home in the early hours of May 18. Harmon and three other armed men allegedly demanded drugs and money. Harmon was allegedly armed with a shotgun. The other three men had handguns. The situation was about to turn deadly.

A witness told police that one of the men went to a bedroom and dragged Jones, who was naked, out of bed, forcing her to sit on the living-room floor while Harmon allegedly slapped her around while commenting on how good-looking she was.

The men then forced the witness to lie on the dining-room floor. Harmon allegedly told the man that he'd let him live if he told him where the "stuff" was. The man told Harmon, and once the items were found, two of the suspects left the house. Harmon stood over Jones with his shotgun while another suspect guarded the man. The man was then shot four times, hitting him in the face, both hands and the back of the head.

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Sabrina

Jones was shot and killed during a robbery.

​Before the male shooting victim lost consciousness, he told police that he heard Harmon fire the shotgun. When the male victim came to, he saw Jones lying dead on the floor.

The male shooting victim told police that Harmon took two handguns from him, including one with a broken handle.

On May 20, Harmon was arrested during a car check. Authorities allegedly found a large bag containing 88.5 grams of a "white rocky substance" inside the front pocket of a pair of gym shorts. The substance was weighed again later and found to be 72.47 grams of cocaine in base form.

Authorities also found a gun with a broken handle under the seat of the car.

In January, Thailand Thomas was arrested after allegedly leading police on a chase in Cass County. Thomas told police that he took part in the May robbery and admitted shooting a man, who survived. He was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action in the robbery turned killing.


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