Police: Burglar Tries to Kill Same Victim

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James Javon Harris (Photo Credit: Alliance Police Department)

ALLIANCE, Ohio — A convicted burglar targeted his same victim; this time, almost killing her, Alliance police report.

James Lavon Harris, 61, was arrested Tuesday night on charges of attempted murder, aggravated burglary, menacing by stalking and retaliation.

Alliance police say he broke into a woman’s home on East Market Street just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, then strangled and stabbed her.

The woman’s identity and condition were not immediately released.

Harris was previously convicted of burglary of the same victim back in 2011, resulting in the current retaliation charge.

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