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04-02-2010, 06:25 PM
Indicates updated material from the last posting of this. If you notice a broken link, let me know. I'll try to find a new source while still indicating where I found the original material.

May-November: Estimated Date. LE believes that on or between these dates, Jarred Harrell is guilty of committing the offense Lewd & Lascivious Molestation, Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance, and Promoting a Sexual Performance. Source (http://download.gannett.edgesuite.net/wtlv/docs/030910_Harrell.pdf)

August: Just after Rod Buchanan's stepson turned 17, stepson sees porn on Jarred's computer (see video, 5:46 mark). This was at GLD II's house on Gano. Source (http://www.news4jax.com/video/22548251/) Buchanan said his own stepson was playing on Harrell's computer last year and found some pornographic pictures. He told the adults in the family, but it was "kinda brushed under the rug," and no one reported it, Buchanan said. Source (http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20100212/US.Girl.in.Landfill/)

August-November: Estimated Date. LE believes that on or between these dates, Jarred Harrell is guilty of committing the offense Lewd & Lascivious Molestation of a Child Under 12 and Producing/Performing Sexual Performance of a Child (12 counts). Source (http://download.gannett.edgesuite.net/wtlv/docs/022410_harrell_charges.pdf) (page 8) Later reports showed that he lived at house on Gano, and victim's mother identified the room her daughter was in as Jarred Harrell's room at 11xx Gano. Source (http://jacksonville.com/community/clay/2010-02-26/story/warrant_jarred_harrell_photosvideo_in_latest_arres t_originated_from_?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JacksonvillecomNews+%28Jackso nville+Local+News+%E2%80%93+Jacksonville.com+and+T he+Florida+Times-Union%29)

June: Estimated Date. Jarred Harrell is asked to move out of his parents' house. They want him to be on his own, be a man, and take care of himself. They call Rod Buchanan's stepdaughter and ask if he can move in with them and be a roommate; they say sure. Jarred moves in with Buchanan's stepdaughter and her fiancÚ. (Explanation is that Buchanan states, in response to how long did JH live with your stepdaughter, and says a couple of months, so JustyThoughts estimated at June 2009). Source (http://www.news4jax.com/video/22548251/index.html) Later that year, Harrell moved in with Buchanan's stepdaughter and her fiancÚ at an apartment a few miles away. Source (http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20100212/US.Girl.in.Landfill/)

August 4: Roommates kick Jarred Harrell out for stealing, specifically their iPod. Source (http://www.michellesigona.com/2010/02/person-of-interest-named-in-somer-thompson-murder/) According to Rod Buchanan, he asks if they can keep his computer until he finds somewhere to go. Source (http://www.news4jax.com/video/22548251/index.html) (Note: Any idea where he went? Back to mom? Sister's? Thoughts, anyone?)

August 10: They do not hear from him, and the discussion comes up about there having been child porn found on his computer about a year ago by Rod Buchanan's stepson (a minor at the time). They get on the computer and find porn on computer. Source (http://www.michellesigona.com/2010/02/person-of-interest-named-in-somer-thompson-murder/) Roommates bring computer to Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, who determined it was out of their jurisdiction. Source (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/money/onyourside/amarosarmy/news-article.aspx?storyid=151953&catid=3) JSO turns it over to CCSO, and Fred Eckert takes over. Source (http://www.news4jax.com/video/22548251/) Rod Buchanan: And we took it to JSO (Jacksonville Sheriffs Office) thinking that was where we needed to take it. Once we handed everything over to JSO, they then sent it back to Clay County to be processed, and Detective Eckert took over from there.

August 13: Computer then turned over to CCSO by JSO. Source (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/money/onyourside/amarosarmy/news-article.aspx?storyid=151953&catid=3)

September 25: Computer turned over to SAG Cyber Crimes Unit. They were not able to begin taking it apart to do forensic testing on it until October 9. Source (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/money/onyourside/amarosarmy/news-article.aspx?storyid=151953&catid=3)

October 5: Estimated Date Jarred Harrell's mom (AD) and stepdad (GLD II) move out of their house on Gano, to Callahan, FL. Source (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35370962/ns/local_news-jacksonville_fl/) (link broken) Buchanan said he was shocked to learn that Harrell's parents had moved out two weeks before Somer Thompson was reported missing, but Harrell still lived at the home. Source (http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=harrell+and+two+weeks+before+somer+th ompson+went+missing+and+msn&d=4634398633101739&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=6957a4db,ddb2ae9e)It is believed they took the dog and the shed with them. No Source Yet.

October 9: SAG Cyber Crimes Unit begins forensic testing on Jarred Harrell's computer. Source (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/money/onyourside/amarosarmy/news-article.aspx?storyid=151953&catid=3)

October 19: Somer Thompson disappears. Source (http://www.abcnews.go.com/US/amber-alert-search-somer-thompson-missing-florida-girl/story?id=8874269)

October 21: Somer Thompson's body found in GA. Source (http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=116008&catid=8)

October 23: Rod Buchanan and his wife drive by Gano house and see Jarred Harrel's vehicle in the drivway. They stop a CCSO deputy, explain their concerns and he brings them to the lead detective, who has the deputy go back and run the tags; it is Jarred Harrel's vehicle, and he has been living there. Source (http://www.news4jax.com/video/22548251/index.html)

November 12: Analysis completed November 10; SAG returns computer to CCSO with report. Source (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/money/onyourside/amarosarmy/news-article.aspx?storyid=151953&catid=3)

Unknown Date: Jarred Harrell is asked to provide DNA. He is uncooperative, and in January, FBI visits his father Howard Harrell, in Mississippi. Source (http://jacksonville.com/community/clay/2010-02-18/story/man_of_interest_in_somer_thompson_slaying_had_biza rre_upbringing)

December 1: Estimated date. Jarred moves out house at 1152. Source (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/news-article.aspx?storyid=152561) (~page 5 of comments) sheeshisamoron wrote: noexistanz, Harell moved into the house on gano ave in august and he moved out december 1 of 09. I saw the fat f*** move out that day because it was the same day i moved out of the neighborhood. I can only assume he moved to mississippi at that time. (Note: I believe at this point, he moved to Callahan with his mom, stepfather, and stepbrothers. No source.)

January 6: Estimated date. FBI asks Howard Harrell for DNA. LUCEDALE, Miss. — Loretta Harrell answered a knock at her ranch-style home in the deep Mississippi woods six weeks ago to find two strangers standing outside.The men told Harrell they were FBI agents and asked to speak to her husband about his son, Jarred. Startled, Jarred’s stepmother shut and locked the door and called for her husband, a local prison guard. ... The FBI agents told [Howard] Harrell that Jarred wasn’t cooperating with a criminal investigation in Florida, where he’d spent time with his birth mother and her newest husband. They said Jarred fit a profile, but didn’t say of what, and asked his father for a DNA sample. (I believe article was posted on 2/17; that is date comments began.) Source (http://jacksonville.com/community/clay/2010-02-18/story/man_of_interest_in_somer_thompson_slaying_had_biza rre_upbringing)

January 22: Estimated date. Jarred Harrell moves to Meridian, Mississippi. "His family said Harrell just moved back to Mississippi a few weeks ago." Source (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=151955) Harrell was arrested Thursday in Meridian, Miss., where he moved about three weeks ago [date of article February 12], and charged with 29 counts of possession of child pornography. He was being held in Mississippi on $1 million bond and Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie said he did not yet have an attorney. Source (http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20100212/US.Girl.in.Landfill/)

February 11: Jarred Harrell arrested in Meridian, MS, on child pornography charges. Source (http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/jarred-harrell-24-arrested-somer-thomspon-case/story?id=9812666)

February 11: Homes on Gano Avenue, Orange Park, FL, in Callahan, FL, and in Meridian, MS, were searched along with a vehicle in Meridian, MS. Source (http://wokv.com/localnews/2010/02/home-near-somer-thompson-disap.html)

February 11: Investigators find SD card with child pornographical images during their search of his mother's home in Callahan, where he also stayed. The most recent batch of photos and the video were discovered two weeks [Februry 11] ago by investigators during their investigation into the molestation and pornography case, according to the warrant, obtained by First Coast News, the Times-Union's news partner. The images were on a digital camera’s disc found in a Callahan home where Harrell also stayed. Source (http://jacksonville.com/community/clay/2010-02-26/story/warrant_jarred_harrell_photosvideo_in_latest_arres t_originated_from_?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JacksonvillecomNews+%28Jackso nville+Local+News+%E2%80%93+Jacksonville.com+and+T he+Florida+Times-Union%29)

February 18: Florida Governor Charlie Crist asks Mississippi Governor to extradite Jarred Harrell. Source (http://www.news4jax.com/news/22604509/detail.html)

February 20: Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour agrees to extradite Jarred Harrell. Source (http://www.jacksonville.com/news/metro/crime/2010-02-19/story/mississippi_authorities_ready_to_extradite_jarred_ harrell_to_face_)

February 23: Jarred Harrell extradited from Mississippi to Florida. Source (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=152383&catid=3) His arrest date on the Clay County inmate info page is shown as February 23. Source (http://p2c.claysheriff.com/InmateDetail.aspx?navid=634028664542971995)

February 24: Jarred Harrell arrives in Clay County. Harrell left the jail in Meridian, Miss., in a police caravan of one truck and two cars around 10 a.m. Tuesday, arriving at the Clay County Jail at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday. Three cars drove quickly into the jail. Source (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=152383&catid=3)

February 24: Jarred Harrell appears before judge. Arraignment set for March 10. Bond $1 million. Source (http://www.news4jax.com/news/22652834/detail.html)

February 24: Jarred Harrell new charges added: Lews and Lascivious Molestation and Direct/Promote Sexual Performance by a Child plus original charge of Possess Photograph of Sexual Performance by a Child (http://p2c.claysheriff.com/jailinmates.aspx) (CCSO Inmate inquiry indicates Total Bond as $1,600,003.00) Media reports indicate that Harrell is being held without bond (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=152455&catid=3).

February 24: New warrant issued. Warrant (http://download.gannett.edgesuite.net/wtlv/docs/022610_harrell1.pdf) Total bond amount says Total Bond Amount: $1,600,039.00 although he is being held without bond on one of the charges. Source (http://p2c.claysheriff.com/InmateDetail.aspx?navid=634028664542971995) (Note: If link times out, go to http://p2c.claysheriff.com/jailinmates.aspx and type in his name.)

March 9: Additional charges are brought against Jarred Harrell. LE believes that on or between May 2008 and November 2008, Jarred Harrell is guilty of committing the offense Lewd & Lascivious Molestation, Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance, and Promoting a Sexual Performance. Source (http://download.gannett.edgesuite.net/wtlv/docs/030910_Harrell.pdf)

March 10: Jarred Harrell's next court date. Name: HARRELL, JARRED MITCHELL Date of Birth: 7/24/1985 Age: 24 Race / Sex: W/M Arrest Date: 2/23/2010 Release Date: Left Blank Next Court Date: 3/10/2010 Source (http://p2c.claysheriff.com/InmateDetail.aspx?navid=634028664542971995)

March 10: Jarred Harrell pleaded not guilty in Clay County court to 55 counts of child pornography, including two counts of molesting a young girl. Source (http://jacksonville.com/community/clay/2010-03-10/story/jarred_harrell_pleads_not_guilty_to_child_porn_mol estation_charges_b)

March 25: (Announced March 26) Jarred Harrell arrested on charges connected to the abduction and murder of Somer Thompson. Video Source (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=74114036001#/Somer+Thompson+News+Conference/74114036001) and Source
April 1: Grand Jury indicts Jarred Harrell on four charges: murder in the first-degree, kidnapping, sexual battery and lewd or lascivious battery in relation to the disappearance and death of Somer Renee Thompson. Source (http://www.wesh.com/crime/23029131/detail.html)

April 8: Arraignment on the indictment is scheduled in Clay County. Source (http://jacksonville.com/community/clay/2010-03-10/story/jarred_harrell_pleads_not_guilty_to_child_porn_mol estation_charges_b)

04-04-2010, 02:27 PM
Please post timeline related information here.
Always nice to have timeline thread with no chit chat for easy reference and discussion on separate threads.

04-08-2010, 11:01 AM

April 8: Jarred Harrell plead not guilty to the kidnapping, sexual battery and murder of Somer Thomspon. The plea was made before Circuit Judge William Wilkes in a hearing that lasted about a minute. His next court appearance is set for April 26. Source (http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-04-08/story/jarred-harrell-pleads-not-guilty-somer-thompsons-slaying)

April 26: Next scheduled court date for Jarred Harrell. Source (http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-04-08/story/jarred-harrell-pleads-not-guilty-somer-thompsons-slaying)

06-13-2010, 09:42 PM
April 28: Judge John H. Skinner denied 3 defense motions. The first was a motion to preserve evidence. The defense said there is a recording of the extradition process, but believes there may have been text messages as well. The second motion was to preserve officers' notes, also from the extradition. The defense argued that the reports were written well after the extradition, and the notes could have more information. The third motion was for a protective order. http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=155361&catid=3

May 20: Jarred Harrell due back in court for another pretrial hearing. http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=155361&catid=3

May 20: Prosecutors to seek death penalty. Harrell not present in court. http://www.news4jax.com/news/23620486/detail.html (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=155361&catid=3)

June 24: Next scheduled court date. http://www.news4jax.com/news/23620486/detail.html (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=155361&catid=3) (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=155361&catid=3)

06-24-2010, 12:13 PM
Harrell's next hearing is set for Aug. 3.

06-24-2010, 02:51 PM
Harrell's next hearing is set for Aug. 3.

June 24: Court date was status hearing for the judge and legal teams to go over depositions. Harrell was not there. http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Justice-For-Somer-Jared-Harrell-A-No-Show-In-Court/QkQtrFOgf0uL-X-dmiylBw.cspx?rss=1

August 3: Next scheduled court date. [/URL]http://www.news4jax.com/news/24021450/detail.html (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=155361&catid=3)


Jarred Harrell, the man accused of killing 7-year-old Somer Thompson, did not appear at a pretrial hearing Thursday morning. ... Harrell's next hearing is set for Aug. 3.

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Jarred Harrell did not appear at his court date this morning on charges he molested and murdered 7-year-old Somer Thompson.

It was a status hearing for the judge and legal teams to go over depositions.

A source inside the legal team tells Action News that there are more than 160 witnesses in this case, so a lengthy trial is expected.


Just so I have a source for the timeline info. These articles have been added to the Media Links (http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99841&page=2) thread.

06-24-2010, 02:57 PM
Just so I have a source for the timeline info. Also adding that link with the bit about the number of witnesses.

Thanks. I missed that part. Must be updated.

06-24-2010, 03:03 PM
Thanks. I missed that part. Must be updated.

No, it wasn't in the same article you posted. I posted the link for what I think is the one you read it in and found another article.

I realized that the number of witnesses wasn't a "timeline" topic but posted it there anyway.

This is a great link http://interceder.net/ to search for stories on any case.