UPDATE: Kamel Harris pleads not guilty
Updated: July 20, 2016
UPDATE: ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The man who police say is one of the last people to see 2-year-old Kyrian Knox alive pleads not guilty to an unrelated crime.
41-year-old Kamel Harris is facing charges of aggravated battery to a government employee. Harris was arrested in June after Rockford Police say he pushed a DCFS worker.
Harris is expected back in court on August 3. Authorities say Harris and his girlfriend Danyelle Foggs were taking care of Kyrian Knox last year while the child's mother was moving. The toddler's remains were later found in a Chicago lagoon.
Posted: June 20, 2016
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Police say one of the last people to see two-year-old Kyrian Knox alive is now behind bars.
Rockford police arrested 41-year-old Kamel Harris Friday night after they say he pushed a DCFS worker. Authorities say the worker was at a home on Walnut and Madison Streets investigating a matter not at all related to Knox’s disappearance.
Police say Harris and his girlfriend Danielle Foggs were taking care of Knox last year while the child’s mother was moving. Both are considered uncooperative according to authorities. Camesha Harris, Knox’s grandmother believes the two know more than they’re letting on.
“He’s a criminal,” says Camesha Harris. “He’s always on guard and should be sick and tired of being on guard…He’s going to be charged sooner rather than later.”
Camesha Harris tells 23 News she speaks with detectives every week. She says they told her just last night they’re waiting on new forensic lab results to move the investigation forward.
Knox was last seen alive by his mother last August. The toddler’s remains were later found in a Chicago lagoon.
Harris made his first appearance in court today. His bond is set at $65,000. He'll appear in court again next month.