A Roanoke Rapids man charged federally for crimes committed in Northampton County will remain in United States Marshal custody until his February 11 arraignment date.
Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers II last month in Raleigh found “by clear and convincing evidence there is no condition or set of conditions” that would reasonably assure Michael Christopher Harris would appear in court should he be released.
In the checklist stating the reasons why Harris should remain in custody, Numbers checked off the following:
Weight of the evidence against him is strong
He is subject to a lengthy period of incarceration if convicted
His prior criminal history
His history of violence or use of weapons
Prior violations of probation, parole, or supervised release
“By clear and convincing evidence (there is) no condition or combination of conditions of release (that will) reasonably assure the safety of any other person and the community,” was the first box Numbers checked off.
Harris was indicted on two counts in November.
In count 1 the grand jury charges he possessed ammunition while previously being convicted of a crime.
In count 2 the grand jury charged he possessed a firearm and ammo around April 3 knowing he was a convicted felon.
The federal indictment warrants were issued on November 5 and stem from two separate shooting investigations that took place in Northampton County on November 21 of 2018 and April 3.