June 30, 2021

Rankin County habitual offender convicted on domestic violence charges

Therese Apel

Johnnie Harris

A Rankin County man has been convicted as an habitual offender for aggravated domestic violence, according to the office of the Madison/Rankin County District Attorney.

A little over a year ago, Pearl Police Department officers responded to a disturbance call where they found a victim, and then they were able to take 45-year-old Jonnie D. Harris into custody.

On Monday, Harris entered a guilty plea for aggravated domestic violence. That charge carries 10 to 20 years in the state department of corrections. Harris was sentenced to 12 years to serve, and as an habitual offender, his sentence is not eligible for early release.

“We would like to thank the Pearl Police Department for their excellent work and prompt response to protect the citizens of the city of Pearl and Rankin County,” District Attorney John K. Bramlett said.

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