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Man Found Guilty on Multiple Home Invasion and Car–Jacking Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas

PLANO, Texas – A jury has found a 26-year-old Norman, Oklahoma man guilty of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.


­­­­­ Jermaine Webster Harris was found guilty by a jury following a nine-day trial before U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone in Plano. Harris had been named in a 17-count indictment in which he was charged with conspiracy to carry a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, conspiracy to commit theft of firearms, conspiracy to possess stolen firearms, car-jacking, use and carry of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, theft of firearms, and possession of stolen firearms.

According to information presented in court, Harris, along with his co-defendants, committed numerous home invasion robberies, burglaries, and two car-jackings in and around Plano and Frisco, Texas. Harris was armed during the car-jackings.


Under federal statutes, Harris faces up to life in federal prison at sentencing. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.


“Congratulations to all who contributed to achieving this conviction,” said Brit Featherston, Acting U.S. Attorney, “When violent criminals endanger the citizens of this community, they better keep watch over their shoulder, because the weight of the federal government, and all of law enforcement, is coming to get them.”


This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Bedford Police Department, the Plano Police Department, the Frisco Police Department, and the Lewisville Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney, Tracey Batson and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ernest Gonzalez.


Updated May 30, 2017