Stealing From The Mexican Drug Cartel

Stealing From The Mexican Drug Cartel

Gracie McHenry, Writer

Barney Harris was a spanish teacher, basketball coach, and track coach at the Union Academy Charter school in North Carolina. Barney and his brother-in-law Steven Stewart Jr. broke into a trailer Belonging to a man named Alonso Beltra Lara. Lara was a member of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, one of the world’s most powerful drug cartels. At around 12 am on saturday, they broke into the trailer to allegedly steal their stash. Once in the trailer they waited for Lara to get back, proceeding to have a shootout. The event resulted in the deaths of Harris and Lara. Harris was pronounced dead on the scene, Lara was transported to a hospital where he later died from injuries. Harris was found with a bullet proof vest, gloves and a mask. Where as Lara was found tied to a chair. During the investigation officers seized 5 firearms, around 7,000 in cash and an amount of drugs. Stewart was arrested on Sunday in connection with the shooting. He was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Stewart is being held without bond at the county jail.

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