Homeless Man Charged with Kidnapping
Jamal Rasheed Harris held in jail on $20,000 bond
A homeless man charged with kidnapping and robbery is being held in the Portage County jail on a $20,000 bond.
Jamal Rasheed Harris, 33, was charged by Kent Police Wednesday with kidnapping, a first-degree felony, and robbery, a second-degree felony. Police arrested Harris Wednesday morning at 1210 Anita Drive.
According to court records, Harris was charged with using force, threat or deception to kidnap the victim, who is under the age of 13 or mentally incompetent.
Portage County Municipal Court Judge Barb Oswick ordered Harris held on the $20,000 bond Thursday. A preliminary hearing is set for June 29.
The arrest on kidnapping and robbery charges came just one day after he pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing drug abuse instruments, a minor misdemeanor.
Harris was evicted from a Silver Meadows Boulevard address in May, according to court records.