Jaquan Lamarr Harkins, 27, was taken into custody by the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Place of work on Friday, according to jail data. A warrant had been issued for his arrest in July 2019, the exact same thirty day period co-defendant Christian Hamzah Coleman admitted to his function in the circumstance.
Coleman, who is now serving an 18-yr prison phrase, testified that he, Harkins and a 3rd man went to the residence right away in look for of marijuana. Authorities stated the suspects sexually assaulted a teenage girl and “terrorized” her family members for about an hour in advance of leaving with many particular things.
Harkins was arraigned Tuesday in State District Court docket in Duluth on expenses of aiding and abetting nine felonies: kidnapping, initial-diploma criminal sexual carry out, three counts of initial-diploma burglary and four counts of bogus imprisonment.
Jaquan Lamarr Harkins
Judge Sally Tarnowski set bail at $250,000 with situations or $500,000 without the need of. St. Louis County prosecutor Vicky Wanta experienced cited the “really heinous and violent character” of the crime in seeking the higher figure.
Formerly: Arrest warrant, charges issued for suspect in Lincoln Park home invasion
Coleman testified at his plea hearing that it was his strategy to go to the home in an exertion to obtain medicine. Authorities stated the adult men confirmed up at the home on the 600 block of Atlantic Avenue in the early morning hours of March 13, 2019.
1 resident later instructed police that she was awakened by a masked gentleman in her bedroom “telling her to get up and demanding to know in which the medication and dollars were.” She attempted to fight the intruder but was punched in the head, pistol-whipped and directed to a sofa in the residing area, in accordance to court files.
Yet another resident advised police he was outside the house having a cigarette when the incident started. He returned inside of and encountered the a few adult males. He also was pistol-whipped and directed to the sofa, authorities claimed.
The prison problems condition that a single of the guys approached the teenage girl and demanded “to know exactly where her marijuana and funds were.” She later informed law enforcement that she smokes cannabis, but “did not know why the adult men believed she dealt cannabis.” She handed them the very little she had, which she explained as “more than enough for a single blunt.”
The victim and one more boy or girl had been directed to the dwelling home with the relaxation of the household. A 3rd minor target also documented staying “awoken violently by a masked man choking her and demanding to know the place the prescription drugs and dollars have been. She was hit in the confront multiple situations although seeking to change in excess of $20 and her cellphone,” the problems condition.
Christian Hamzah Coleman
The family was “pressured to sit on the sofa at gunpoint though the a few guys rummaged by way of the household.” They remained masked, but the teenage target later advised law enforcement that she could explain to 1 was an acquaintance she understood only as “Chris” — afterwards determined as Coleman.
The teen was then pressured downstairs, where she was forced to complete oral intercourse on Coleman and one particular of the unfamiliar guys. The other intruder also grabbed at the sufferer and threatened to rape her if she did not give up the cannabis.
Following about an hour looking for medicine and revenue, the adult males still left with just telephones, wallets and a Tv set, according to the issues.
Coleman was later recognized via a picture lineup. Authorities mentioned a DNA sample taken from the scene later on discovered Harkins as one of the perpetrators, with Coleman also pinpointing him in testimony.
Previously: 19-calendar year-outdated sentenced for Lincoln Park home invasion, sexual assault
Coleman, now 20, pleaded guilty to five felonies and was sentenced in October 2019 to 220 months in prison. He’ll be suitable for supervised launch in June 2031.
A third probable suspect has been identified, but he has not but been billed, Wanta verified Tuesday.
Harkins has prior convictions in Minnesota for remaining a felon in possession of a firearm, felony possession of a controlled compound and fleeing a law enforcement officer. He’s also been convicted in Illinois for various burglaries, drug scenarios and misdemeanor thefts, Wanta reported.
His following court docket appearance is scheduled for Feb. 16.