Man faces charge of burglary

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Alonzo Aneya Harris, 34, has been charged with one county of burglary in the first degree. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

At approximately 11:19 p.m. on May 25, 2021, an officer with the Truman Police Department was dispatched to a residence in Truman in a report of a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order (DANCO) violation. It was alleged that Harris was contacting a woman, and the officer was aware that there was an active DANCO prohibiting Harris from having contact with her.

Upon arrival, the officer could hear a woman yelling. The officer observed Harris waslk out of the garage of the residence with a white plastic bag in his hand. The officer ordered Harris to the ground and placed him under arrest.

The officer then spoke with the woman, who advised that she was sleeping in her residence when Harris woke her up. She indicated that she did not know how he got into the house. She advised that the doors to her house were locked.

The officer transported Harris to the Martin County Jail. As they were traveling, Harris told the officer that he just went to the house to get his things. He indicated he woke the woman so she could call hte police. He stated he wished the woman had not been there.

At the Martin County Jail, the officer advised Harris of his rights through a Miranda Warning. During the interview, Harris admitted that he went to the house, broke the law, and committed a DANCO violation.

A review of Harris’ criminal history reveals a conviction for domestic assault in 2019. That conviction is a previous qualified domestic violence-related offense conviction.


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