Tuesday, July 23

Suspect Arrested After Stealing Car With Baby Inside

ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) – A baby has been safely reunited with its mother after a man stole a an SUV with a baby inside and led police on a chase through Randolph County.

According to the Asheboro Police Department, they were called to Harbor Freight Tools on East Dixie Drive for a stolen vehicle. Officers spoke with Micah Ashley Boone who reported she had parked and left the vehicle running and unlocked, with her eight-month-old child inside while she ran into the store to pick up an item. While she was inside a white male entered the vehicle and drove off with the child still inside.

The pursuit finally ended on Old Lexington Road near Chamberlin Drive in Asheboro. The suspect was arrested and the child was located, unhurt, inside the vehicle. After being envaulted by Randolph County EMS the child was reunited with her mother.

The suspect was identified by police as James Allen Harris. Harris was charged with multiple felonies and was given a $50,000 secured bond with house arrest if released. Harris was previously convicted of felony kidnapping, unlawful possession of a firearm, and a possession of a controlled substance in Missouri following an incident where he severely beat a woman he was in a relationship with, forced her to swallow a wedding ring, and refused to allow her to leave. Harris has also been charged with assault, DUI, possession of a controlled substance, and assault by strangulation in North Carolina.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Lorie Johnson at 336-626-1300.

James Allen Harris

  • Felony Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Felony Larceny of Motor Vehicle
  • Felony First Degree Kidnapping
  • Felony Flee/Elude Arrest with Motor Vehicle
  • Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Government Official
  • Felony Larceny
  • Felony Possession Stolen Goods/Property

$50,000 Secured Bond