Harris, Roberts trial is Wednesday

Published 10:27 am Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Two men accused of an April 18 home invasion will stand trial Wednesday.

Trials are set for 9:30 a.m. at the Charlotte County Courthouse for William Harris, of Chester, and Alex Roberts, of Drakes Branch. The two men face charges of robbery and the possession of transportation of a firearm of a convicted felon. Harris faces an additional charge on use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and robbery; Roberts on use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The alleged home invasion took place on Staunton Hill Road in Aspen. According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at the time, the two fled the scene in a vehicle, which was met by deputies in the Phenix area. The two men then fled on foot.

Deputies later arrested Roberts at St. Louis Baptist Church while Roberts turned himself in.

Alex Roberts

Alex Roberts

At the time, the sheriff’s office said the men had two guns and took $50 cash and marijuana from the home.