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Simonsen Ninth Grade Center

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An Oct. 1 preliminary hearing was ordered Thursday for a Jefferson City man accused of physically taking personal belongings from two people on Aug. 30 near the Simonsen Ninth Grade Center.

Cole County Associate Circuit Judge Tom Sodergren set the hearing for Rodriquez Harris Jr., 17, of 301 W. Ashley St., during a video appearance from the Cole County Jail.

A Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement said the incident occurred around 3:10 p.m. last Thursday in the 900 block of Jackson Street.

Numerous witnesses gave police descriptions of suspects in the case. Police said many of those witnesses were students from Jefferson City High School and Simonsen.

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