Bond for Butler County murder suspect set at over $1M

A man arrested last month in California in connection with the fatal shooting of a St. Clair Twp. man is back in Butler County to stand trial.

William D. Harris, 26, was arraigned Thursday for murder, aggravated robbery, felonious assault and having weapons under disability.

Butler County Common Pleas Judge Keith Spaeth set bond for Harris at $1.5 million.

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Harris and his girlfriend, Terrianoi Head, were arrested a two days after the April 8 murder of Trey Shepard as they stepped of a bus in Los Angeles, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

Head, 23, of Cincinnati, was originally charged with obstruction of justice, but a Butler County grand jury declined to return an indictment against her. She now faces no criminal charges, according to the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office.

Last month another Cincinnati man and his girlfriend were also arraigned on murder charges in connection with the shooting death.

Keith D. Harris Jr., 27, and Diamond Reid, 18, who were arrested as they left a Cincinnati motel, were arraigned by Spaeth who set Reid’s bond at $500,000 and $1.25 million for Harris.

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Previously, Reid was charged with obstruction of justice. In addition to murder, she is now charged with aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

Harris is additionally charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault and having weapons under disability.

William and Keith Harris are not related, according to police.

The incident happened when an intruder entered an upper floor apartment of the Nelson Street residence and shot Shepard during a reported exchange of gunfire.

In a 911 call, a woman who lives in the apartment downstairs said people had been banging on their doors and broke out the sliding glass doors.

“Someone is breaking into the house upstairs from me,” the woman, who was holding her baby, told dispatchers. “I hear banging. She (the woman in the upstairs apartment) is crying. She is asking for help.”

The woman said her neighbor cried out that someone had been shot.

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