Kenneath J. Turner-Harris of Milwaukee has been charged with thirteen counts of armed robbery, one count of attempted armed robbery, two counts of burglary, two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of fleeing. These charges were the result of a three-month Milwaukee area crime spree that ended when two keen Milwaukee police officers spotted him driving a stolen car.
Officers Jullian Goggans and Ross Kuesel from District Seven were looking for the purple Honda Accord that the suspect took during a February 2 armed robbery, and shortly after 8 p.m. on February 3 the officers spotted it in the area of 98th and Lisbon. When the suspect refused to stop for the officers they pursued him to the 2800 block of N. 76th Street where the suspect ran into in apartment. The suspect was arrested in the apartment, and subsequent follow-up by officers and detectives linked the suspect to a series of crimes, including armed robberies at:
- 8900 block of W. Schlinger Avenue in West Allis on November 9, 2012
- 500 block of N. 59th Street in Milwaukee on January 28, 2013
- 1400 block of S. 81st Street in West Allis on January 29, 2013
- 6600 block of W. Forest Home in Milwaukee on January 30, 2013 (attempt)
- 2600 block of S. 51st Street in Milwaukee on January 30, 2013
- 5800 block of W. Washington in West Allis on January 30, 2013
- 2600 block of S. Greeley in Milwaukee on February 1, 2013
- 2300 block of N. 71st Street in Wauwatosa on February 2, 2013
- 4500 block of N. 77th Street in Milwaukee on February 2, 2013
The investigation also linked Turner-Harris to a November 18 burglary that happened in the 3100 block of N. 79th Street in Milwaukee, as well as a January 19 burglary that happened in the 9100 block of W. Center Street in Milwaukee.
Turner-Harris has an arrest record with the Milwaukee dating back to 2007.