Lufkin man receives 6 year prison sentence for robbery

Jekerriyus Harris. (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Jekerriyus Harris. (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man has been sentenced to state prison for his role in a November 2010 robbery.

Jakerriyus Cervonte Harris, of Lufkin will serve six years in state prison, concurrent with three charges of robbery.

Back in November 2010, a Lufkin man said two unknown men attacked him and robbed him after using his cell phone.

One of the suspects was identified as Harris, who was 17 at the time. According to the Lufkin Police report, an officer was responding to a disturbance call when he drove by Lofton Street, at the intersection of Kurth Drive, and noticed two black men beating up a white man.

When the officer spotted them, they both ran away. The officer later arrested Harris on Mize Street.

The victim, an 18-year-old, told police the two men asked him if they could use his phone. At some point, he realized they were trying to steal his phone, so he began to run away from them. The two men caught up to him and began beating him up and took his wallet, cell phone and rosary beads, which are used to pray in the Catholic Church.

Police recovered the wallet from Harris, the report stated, but were unable to recover the phone or beads.

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