Friday, August 24, 2012
A dramatic April 2011 home invasion case in South Whitehall is headed to Lehigh County Court, following testimony at a preliminary hearing Thursday.
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Friday, August 24, 2012
A failed hip-hop concert promotion led to a home invasion and shooting on South Drive in South Whitehall in April 2011, according to a report in The Morning Call. Terrance Jamal Brown, who is charged in the case, testified at Mikael R. Coles' preliminary hearing on Thursday that Coles went to the home on South Drive to get back the $20,000 he had put up for a hip-hop concert in Philadelphia. The artist didn't show, and, according to the report, Brown testified that Coles wanted to get his money back from concert promoter Jermaine Herod, who lived on South Drive. Jermaine Herod was shot in the home invasion. The intruders had worn masks. District Judge Robert C. Halal sent the charges against Coles, 25, of Philadelphia, to Lehigh County …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Lower Moreland police took Mikael Rafael Coles Jr. into custody over the weekend, South Whitehall police said. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
A 25-year-old Philadelphia man is now in custody on charges he took part in a dramatic April 2011 home invasion and shooting on South Drive in South Whitehall. Mikael Rafael Coles Jr., of 5551 Ardleigh St. in the city's East Germantown section, was taken into custody Saturday by Lower Moreland police and later arraigned before District Judge Jacob Hammond, South Whitehall investigator Jerome Cramer said. Coles is in Lehigh County prison in lieu of bail. Coles had gone to the house on South Drive to get back some money that the homeowner's oldest son, Jermaine Herod, had borrowed, according to the arrest affidavit. The money was believed to be in a safe. Patch reported on Friday that Coles was being sought in the case and that an arrest…
Friday, July 27, 2012
South Whitehall police have issued an arrest warrant for a second suspect in a 2011 home invasion on South Drive in South Whitehall.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a 25-year-old Philadelphia man on charges he took part in a dramatic 2011 home invasion and shooting on South Drive in South Whitehall that had left the homeowner's son wounded. The warrant has been issued for Mikael Rafael Coles Jr., according to court records and South Whitehall police. He is the second suspect named in the case. Police earlier arrested Terrance Jamal Brown of Philadelphia. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 31. According to the arrest affidavit, three armed men broke into Linden Herod's home on South Drive through a basement window at 4:25 a.m. on April 25, 2011, and “herded father, mother, three sons and a juvenile cousin into an upstairs bathroom.” The men …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A preliminary hearing is scheduled today for a suspect accused of taking part in a 2011 home invasion and shooting in South Whitehall.
A fresh cigarette butt found near the scene of a dramatic 2011 home invasion and shooting that left a South Whitehall man wounded was among the evidence that led to an arrest of a suspect, police said. A preliminary hearing for Terrance Jamal Brown, 24, of Philadelphia is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Lehigh County Central Court on charges he took part in a burglary by three armed men that resulted in the shooting of Jermaine Herod at his family’s home at 2998 South Drive in the township. According to the arrest affidavit filed by South Whitehall police, a warrant was issued for Brown's arrest last February and he was charged with aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, recklessly endangering and criminal conspiracy. In the early morning …