Self-proclaimed 'Bonnie and Clyde' arrested for crime spree
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:44:05 GMT —
A couple who refer to themselves as 'Bonnie and Clyde' are behind bars after an alleged crime spree.
According to Leelanau County Sheriff's Office, William Clyde Harris, 34, was recently found by the Michigan Department of Corrections after he was wanted on a four count felony warrant. Harris has been charged with first degree home invasion, receiving and concealing a firearm knowing it to be stolen, possession of a firearm by a felon, as well as being a fourth-offense habitual offender.
During the summer of 2012, Leelanau County Sheriff's Deputies investigated five daytime home invasions where electronics, cash, jewelry, as well as 38 weapons were stolen.
This investigation then led to Harris, and his girlfriend Tosha L Barbee, 22, as possible suspects.
Barbee confessed to the home invasions with Harris explaining to deputies they call themselves 'Bonnie and Clyde'. Barbee explained that Harris goes by his middle name Clyde which is how they came about their 'title'.
Barbee also told authorities they took the stolen items to Flint to exchange for drugs. Since then, two of the stolen firearms have been found in Genesee County.
Deputies say Barbee pleaded guilty to second degree home invasion and has agreed to testify against Harris.
Barbee is serving a 120 day sentenced for drug possession. She is scheduled to be sentenced on the home invasion in late December.
Harris has been convicted of 13 felonies since 2000. He is behind bars on a $600,000 bond with a preliminary exam scheduled for Dec. 19.