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Harris gets 15 years for Aggravated Robbery Charge

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Judge Jeffrey Reed sentenced 20 year old Jayleontre Harris to 14 years in prison on a charge of aggravated robbery with a firearm specification. Judge Jeffrey Reed sentenced 20 year old Jayleontre Harris to 14 years in prison on a charge of aggravated robbery with a firearm specification.

The Lima man accused in the death of Eric Staup was sentenced on an aggravated robbery charge. 

Judge Jeffrey Reed sentenced 20 year old Jayleontre Harris to 14 years in prison on a charge of aggravated robbery with a firearm specification. Harris was originally charged with aggravated murder too for the 2016 death of Staup, during a robbery in Staup’s home.  In February, an Allen County Jury didn’t find enough evidence to convict Harris on the Murder charge, even though Harris admitted using the gun during the robbery and fled the area following the incident.  Before the judge handed out the sentence,  Harris took his last moments in court to apologize to his family, the victim’s family and his son.

“First of all I want to say I am not the person they made me out to be; I am not a monster and I am far from it. I want to apologize to my family, the victims family too. but I also want to apologize to my son because he didn’t ask for this. I was granted another chance to actually be back out there to help raise him better than I was raised," said Jayleontre Harris.  "I don’t want him to have to walk in the same shoes that I’m walking in. That’s it, Your Honor”.

“That could be your life’s mission. And maybe that’ll be the one thing that you in having committed the offenses you’ve committed and the offenses you have committed here, and being responsible for another person’s death, maybe that’ll be the one thing you can do in life is to make sure your son doesn’t go through all of this"  responded Judge Jeffrey Reed.  

Judge Reed also imposed court cost on Harris and ordered 5 years of post-release control. 

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