Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Police asking for help in locating violent sex offender

(Courtesy James City County)
(Courtesy James City County)

James City County Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a registered violent sex offender who was last known to live in James City County.

Police have an arrest warrant out for Bruce Wayne Harris Jr., 34, according to an alert on the James City County Facebook page.

He is charged with two counts of probation violation, which stem from original charges of carnal knowledge and failure to register as a violent sex offender, the alert said.

According to Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court records, Harris was found guilty of carnal knowledge of a child between 13 and 15 years old in 2003, which is a class 4 felony.

Harris was sentenced to ten years in prison, with seven years suspended, for the crime. He also was charged with failing to register as a violent sex offender on multiple occasions, most recently in 2011, according to Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court records.

The police alert said Harris’ last known address was Indian Summer Lane in James City County. Harris is six feet tall, weighs 150 pounds and is 34 years old, the alert said.

According to the Virginia State Sex Offender Registry, Harris was most recently employed at H.G. Bass Clothing Company, in the Williamsburg Premium Outlets.

Police previously released an alert about Harris Nov. 2.

JCC Police is asking anyone with information regarding Harris’ whereabouts to call 757-253-1800 or text or email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov. Citizens who wish to remain anonymous can submit their tips to the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

WYDaily archives were used in this story.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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