Turner-Harris due in court for preliminary hearing

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Kenneath Turner-Harris

Kenneath Turner-Harris

Kenneath Turner-Harris

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 22-year-old Kenneath Turner-Harris of Milwaukee is expected in a Milwaukee County court on Tuesday afternoon, February 19th for his preliminary hearing.

Turner-Harris faces 11 counts of armed robbery, two counts of burglary, one count of attempted robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of fleeing a traffic officer. This, after he allegedly committed a string of armed robberies throughout the Milwaukee area.

According to the criminal complaint, Turner-Harris allegedly committed a spree of armed robberies from November to February. According to police, Turner- Harris would display a gun and demand personal items from victims while they were in or around their vehicle.

The criminal complaint against Turner-Harris indicates that he would approach unsuspecting victims with a gun and demand their purse, wallet, cell phone, vehicle keys and other personal items. Once Turner-Harris received the items, he would flee the scene on foot, or steal the victim’s vehicle.

Turner-Harris is also accused of breaking into two different homes and stealing personal items.

A high-speed chase on February 3rd led to Turner-Harris’ arrest. According to police, officers observed a stolen Honda Accord on W. Capitol Drive around 8 p.m. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled the scene at a high rate of speed.

During the pursuit, officers lost sight of the vehicle for a short time. When officials caught up with the vehicle, they found it empty, but still running, on N. 76th Street. Following the incident, officers executed a search warrant for a residence in the area, and found Turner-Harris, along with evidence connecting him to multiple armed robberies.

According to the criminal complaint, Turner-Harris told police he committed the crimes because “he owns someone money and if he does not pay them back, they are going to hurt him.”