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Suspect in home invasion arrested

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:15 PM
Last updated Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:54 AM
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A man shot during a home invasion at Butler Creek mobile home park last week was arrested Monday, police say.

Eric James Harlan, 26, was booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime and burglary in the first degree, according to Richmond County jail records.

He is accused of entering his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 3000 block of Lucas Circle Friday armed with a knife and a liquor bottle. Marguerite Newton, who was asleep in her bedroom when Harlan kicked open her front door, brandished a 9mm pistol when Harlan appeared at her bedroom door, according to an incident report.

Harlan slapped Newton’s hand as she fired a shot. A second shot stuck Harlan in the stomach, which prompted Harlan to sit near the front door, put the knife down and drink from the liquor bottle.

Newton told police she recognized Harlan as the ex-boyfriend of her partner’s daughter, according to the report. He had been separated from his ex-girlfriend for the last two years and cancelled a visitation with their daughter the day before the shooting incident.

Newton will face no charges, police said.

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jmo
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jmo 07/22/14 - 09:00 pm
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Another

"Citizen of the Year" candidate.

geecheeriverman
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geecheeriverman 07/23/14 - 05:25 am
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sick

"ex boyfriend of her partners daughter" Is it any wonder that our country has lost all sense of morality? Filthy trash.

KSL
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KSL 07/23/14 - 07:18 am
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What was he doing in her

What was he doing in her bedroom?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/23/14 - 07:54 am
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Reminds Me of Something

A woman wakes up with a man at her bedroom door and she shoots him. It shows you how lucky a certain Columbia County code inspector was.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 07/23/14 - 09:17 am
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SHOOTING
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Too bad her shot didn't put this guy down for good.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 07/23/14 - 09:55 am
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Is her partner male or

Is her partner male or female. Sad Sad people. Too bad for the little one. She will most likely be the same as she sees.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 07/23/14 - 10:13 am
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Thoughts For the Child

Yes, the the only one I worry about, is the innocent. The story says girlfriend/boyfriend. No birth control, and now an innocent little girl will have to live through this mess, for the rest of her life. Sad...

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Darby 07/23/14 - 11:42 am
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"A second shot stuck Harlan in the stomach,

which prompted Harlan to sit near the front door, put the knife down and drink from the liquor bottle."

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Not that it REALLY MATTERS, but I suspect that he was shot in the abdomen, not the stomach.

It's just that I'm a stickler for accuracy. I'd like all editors to be as well.

KSL
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KSL 07/23/14 - 02:23 pm
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I suspect the liquor bottle

I suspect the liquor bottle was not full when he arrived.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 07/23/14 - 10:15 pm
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Mariner, The article says

Mariner, The article says "Newton told police she recognized Harlan as the ex-boyfriend of her partner’s daughter," It does not say if the shooters partner is male or female.

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