Prosecutors say wife’s name was written on a bullet

Feb. 28, 2013 @ 05:01 PM

William Ira Harris Jr. of Henderson was jailed Thursday following a detention hearing in federal court in Raleigh.

Harris was arrested Feb. 13, charged violating a domestic violence protective order. He consented to a search of his vehicle, where officers found 59 rounds of ammunition, including his wife’s name written on a bullet, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker’s office.

A federal criminal complaint was filed Monday, charging Harris with a Title 18 federal crime. At Thursday’s hearing, Judge James Gates ordered Harris jailed pending a trial hearing.

No trial date was announced.

Raleigh police responded to a call on Feb. 13, where Harris was alleged to be in a building where his estranged wife works. He was asked outside, the serving of the protective order was verified, and Harris was taken into custody.

The Raleigh police were assisted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.