Gloucester County ProsecutorGloucester County Prosecutor's Office

Criminal Justice Complex
P.O.Box 623
Woodubury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 384-5500


Subject :

Sentence in Westville NJ Robbery
Contact :Bernie Weisenfeld    856-384-5617


                                                                PRESS RELEASE


For Immediate Release

February  23, 2018

Contact:  Bernie Weisenfeld- PIO-GCPO

Re.:  Sentence in Westville robbery


James Q. Harris  (DOB 1/19/90), of Cherry Hill NJ was sentenced today (2/23) to eight years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to the 11/11/16 robbery of  two employees of a Westville NJ deli.


Harris pleaded guilty to the robbery charge 11/30/17 and was sentenced by Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson.  Under the New Jersey No Early Release Act, he must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.


In the incident, the two victims reported being approached by three males, two of them brandishing handguns.   One went through the pockets of one of the victims but obtained nothing before the three fled. Identified as a suspect, Harris was arrested 2/17/17.


Also apprehended in the incident was Steven A. Cooley (DOB 10/26/89), of Woodlynne NJ.  Charged with robbery, he is presently a fugitive.