Man accused of murder in Clayton County back in jail on new charges

A man accused of killing his wife is back in jail on new charges after bonding out late last year, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said.

Jermaine Lamarr Harris now faces three counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in addition to felony murder, jail records show.

Harris is accused of killing his wife with blunt force trauma, the sheriff’s office said in a statement. Authorities said the woman had an active restraining order against Harris when he went into the home they shared and killed her July 8, 2018. The sheriff’s office said surveillance video shows Harris’ 2001 Mercedes convertible driving to his wife’s home before the slaying.

Harris was arrested July 13, 2018, on a malice murder charge, but was released on a $10,000 bond Nov. 1, the sheriff’s office said.

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A grand jury indicted Harris on the new charges Friday. Deputies tracked him to a home in Macon, where he had barricaded himself inside, the sheriff’s office said. He was taken into custody after a brief SWAT standoff.

Harris is now in custody in the Clayton County jail, where he remains on a $85,000 bond, the sheriff’s office said.

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