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Fugitive wanted for questioning in Billings murder has been arrested

Lorenzo Harris
Posted at 10:40 AM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 12:41:24-05

BILLINGS — Lorenzo James Harris, said to be a "person of interest" in a Billings homicide who is also wanted on felony charges, has been captured.

The U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release on Friday that Harris was taken into custody on Thursday in Chicago by a fugitive task force. He is pending extradition from Illinios to Montana.

Harris, 28 years old, has been described as a "person of interest" in connection with a Billings homicide, according to authorities.

The Billings Police Department has not yet indicated which homicide Harris may be connected to.

He was also wanted on two felony warrants in Yellowstone County District Court for violations of conditional release on original convictions for assault with a weapon and strangulation of a partner or family member, the press release states.

Harris was arrested in Chicago by the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force after they received information from Montana law enforcement agencies which had developed leads that Harris was in the Chicago area.

“This case was a great example of how the MVOTF and all it partners, locally and nationally, can work together to bring violent offenders to justice and hold them accountable,” said Timothy Hornung, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Timothy for the District of Montana.