A judge denied requests to lower the bonds of a man and a juvenile accused of breaking into a Casper home and stealing a computer two weeks ago.

Natrona County Circuit Court Judge Michael Patchen agreed with prosecutors to keep the bonds set for Demond Delvone-Young Harris, 20, at $35,000, and for an unnamed 17-year-old male at $50,000, during their preliminary hearings last week.

Both defendants waived their preliminary hearings and were bound over for trial in Natrona county District Court.

Demond Delvone-Young Harris, 20, of Detroit, Mich., was booked on charges of aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary. If convicted of aggravated burglary, Harris could face five to 25 years in prison.

The 17-year-old who was arrested has not been named.

The case began about 2:30 p.m. May 28 when detectives began investigating a burglary in the 1100 block of East 11th Street after police arrested Harris and the unnamed teen.

A woman who believed Harris and the teen were trying to break into her home on South Jefferson reported them to police.

A black Samsung laptop computer was reported stolen.

Detectives reviewed surveillance video from the burglary on East 11th Street. The video reportedly showed both Harris and the teen entering the residence, with the teen carrying a semi-automatic pistol.
In an interview with police, Harris said he and his sister were stranded in Casper after resigning from a door-to-door sales team. Harris was desperate for money and told detectives the teen convinced him to go to a house and steal things.

Harris said he and the teen were picked up by an unknown man, who told them he knew of a place the pair could burglarize.

Harris said he and the teen went to the back of the home, kicked in the rear garage door and forced their way into the home from the garage. They stole a laptop in order to pawn it, Harris told detectives.

 

Natrona County Detention Center