Middle school assistant principal charged with triple-homicide

BIRMINGHAM, AL – An Alabama middle school assistant principal, Keante Harris, of McAdory Middle School, has been detained on charges related to a decade-old triple-homicide cold case. Harris surrendered to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday following a fugitive of justice warrant.

The charges Harris faces are connected to the deaths of Cheryl Colquitt-Thompson, Quinones King, and Rodney Cottrell of Alabama, discovered dead in Clayton County, Georgia in January 2013. Harris along with three other accomplices, identified as Kenneth Thompson, Kevin Harris and Darrell Harris, lured the victims to a home, forced them inside at gunpoint, and tortured them.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that the alleged perpetrators were apprehended across three states. The investigation revealed the victims were tortured and killed in Clayton County before their bodies were transported and dumped in Fulton County.

Following a successful investigation led by Chief Kevin Roberts and his team, the Clayton County Police Department submitted the findings to the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office. As a result, the prosecutors issued the Sheriff’s Office with 12 murder warrants, divided equally among the four suspects. It remains uncertain if the suspects, three of whom share a surname, are related.

Sheriff Levon Allen swiftly activated his “Elite Fugitive Unit” to locate and capture the four suspects, resulting in their arrest.

The individuals face three counts of Malice Murder each for a triple-homicide case that unfolded on January 13, 2013, in Union City, Georgia.