Case Update: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 9:10 PM
Mr. Harris was arrested tonight in the 4700 block of
The two young girls have been located. They are alive and well; we are still seeking information on the whereabouts of Mr. Harris and the vehicle he was last seen driving.
CMPD Homicide Detectives have obtained a warrant on Mr. Harris for the Attempted Murder of Shakete Young, DOB: 10/09/1986.
Editors note: At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department issued the following alert:
Homicide Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis that was seen leaving the scene of an assault at 313 Benjamin Street. The vehicle is beige or champagne in color and has four doors; NC tag: YRY-7698.
Maurice Jermaine Harris is the driver; he is about 5’10” tall, has shoulder length braids and is wearing a blue and red T-shirt with blue jeans.
Mr. Harris took his two young girls with him as he fled the apartment. Their names are as follows:
Markayla Harris, 3
Malaya Harris, 8 months
Mr. Harris is suspected of stabbing the girls’ mother and then fleeing the area in their vehicle. CMPD Homicide Detectives are in the process of obtaining a warrant for attempted murder on Mr. Harris. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone who sees Harris or either of the girls is asked to call 911 immediately.