Sheriff’s Dept. nabs robbery suspect
Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 27, 2000
A Montgomery man has been charged in connection with the armed robbery of a Goshen woman.
Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said Michael Harris, 28, has been arrested for the Nov. 11, 1999 robbery of a 67-year-old woman. The robbery, which involved the theft of cash and credit cards, occurred in victim’s home just after she returned from work.
Harris has also been charged with the burglary of Circle S Restaurant in Goshen.
A television and telephone were taken in that Oct. 28, 1999 burglary. Those items were recovered from a Montgomery residence by members of the Pike County Sheriff’s Department.
When Harris was located by deputies in Goshen, he had a 1989 Plymouth Sundance, which had been reportedly stolen from Montgomery two hours earlier, Thomas said.
Harris is being held in the Pike County Jail on a $70,000 bond. He has been charged with first-degree robbery, third-degree burglary and receiving stolen property, first degree.
Thomas praised the sheriff’s department for continuing efforts during the three-month investigation.
"The department was determined to solve these cases and continued to work long hours to bring these cases to a close," Thomas said.
He said "the community and county should feel better and have a sense of security again in their homes" as a result of his department’s efforts.