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Thursday, April 15, 2021

North Carolina Teacher Killed By Mexican Cartel After Trying to Rob Them

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Barney Harris was a teacher and coach at Union Academy Charter school. The school and athletics department previously tweeted a statement regarding his passing but those tweets have since been deleted. (Source: Originally provided via Union Academy Charter School)

A popular Union County, North Carolina, teacher described by family and friends as a devoted dad, teacher and coach was fatally wounded in a shootout when he and his brother-in-law tried to rob members of a Mexican drug cartel.

Barney Dale Harris, 40, taught Spanish and was head coach of the boys’ varsity basketball and track teams at Union Academy Charter School, according to his family and the school. He was found dead last Thursday in the bedroom of an Alamance County mobile home that authorities called a drug “stash house” for a Mexican cartel.

Harris was shot numerous times during what the sheriff's office described as an “old Western shootout” between two criminal enterprises, one of the enterprises being Harris and his brother-in-law.

Officers found Harris with a face cover, gloves and a bulletproof vest on.

Harris and his brother-in-law, Steven Alexander Stewart Jr. of Wadesboro, entered the home waiting for a cartel member to arrive so they could rob him of drugs and money. When Alonso Beltran Lara arrived, he was taken outside, bound by his feet and shot twice in the head, "execution style." Beltran-Lara was described as a cartel drug runner.

Alonso Beltran Lara (left) was killed in this incident. His associate Juan Daniel Salinas Lara, who authorities believe is connected to the case, remains at large.

“And they were trying to find the money and drugs and apparently he didn’t give them the information to do that and he was technically close range, two bullets to the back of the head, he was executed,” officials said.

After the pair killed Beltran-Lara, other members of the cartel showed up and Harris was killed in the gunfire that followed.

When deputies got there they said they found Harris with several gunshot wounds in a bedroom. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Beltran-Lara was also found with gunshot wounds. Deputies said his feet were bound and his arms were tied behind his back. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

On Sunday, Stewart Jr. was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree murder. At a news conference Wednesday, Sheriff Terry Johnson said officers found over 30 shell casings in and outside of the mobile home where the teacher was killed, and bullet holes in three other mobile homes.

Detectives believe Harris and Stewart had been using electronic trackers to follow members of the cartel before the shootout.

Deputies said they found about two pounds of cocaine in the trailer along with $7,000. Juan Daniel Salinas Lara is wanted in reference to case and has active warrants for trafficking cocaine.

Johnson also warned that cartel members may seek vengeance for Beltran-Lara’s death.

“To this day as sheriff, I’ll tell you right now, I’m still worried about some retaliation, because the Mexican cartels, they don’t forget, they’re gonna pay back somebody, somewhere,” he said. “And that concerns me greatly as sheriff of this county.”

Harris was hired by Union Academy Charter School in July 2017 as a high school Spanish teacher and served as the head coach for the varsity men’s basketball team and varsity men’s track team. “It’s just hard to understand,” Johnson said.

“The fact that someone like Mr. Harris, who apparently had a pretty good life as a teacher and a coach, would end up in this type of crime.”

Sources: Charlotte Observer; WSOC-TV

76 comments:

  1. Only shit. Interested article.

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  2. Well the Cops found the drugs and Money
    Never assume some guy will tell ya where shit is hidden..
    Thos story carrys the Stupidity of Greed, Egos ,
    punk kids
    ps more to this story i am sure

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  3. Mr. Harris the loved teacher by day, and drugs and cash thief by night. Great article MX. Youngsters wonder what cartel they were with? I am sure DEA and FBI will be investigating this one.

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    1. What do you mean “great article MX?”

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    2. To clarify, I didn't write this. A lot of people were sharing this story via email so I figured I'd share. Sources used are at the bottom.

      What a story!

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    3. Lol the sheriff of the county said it was "the Sinaloa new Generation Cartel" at the press conference. obviously no such thing. so who knows what these guys are affiliated with

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    4. I saw the video. They said the Sinaloa nueva generación 🤣🤣 so it’s either Sinaloa or Jalisco.

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    5. 8:09 he means great article as in a thanks for posting it, doesn't matter if parts are worded from another source MX posted it here where we come to read them. Don't take it so deep.

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    6. 1:21 wrong , dingle-nut thought he wrote it. I wonder what kind of d bag cant man up to an internet comment, what a clown.
      MX said he didnt, its not on him. I read the story lastnight, its all over the net.
      you guys are brown-nosers for what reason i dont know.

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    7. 1:21 you explained it real well and the dingo bat, still choose
      to bite you, he took it to deep.

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  4. they're jackboys but knew how to move silent. those cartel kids looked like food and it was obvious they werent leaving anyone alive if the job got done right

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    1. Jackboy got what he deserved

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    2. Did you even read the article?

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    3. Se le acabó el corrido a este bajador y también la fachada de un buen ciudadano

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    4. You run up... You get done up...

      -Holden D. Cash

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  5. Gustavo "Gus" Fring

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  6. The good thing in USA, they don't cover thier eyes, and don't hide thier names.
    While in Mexico they mask eyes and names, and when some are convicted they still hide thier faces. Mexico gives criminals mores rights than the victims.

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    1. That's because criminals have a much larger influence on politics in Mexico when compared to most countries especially USA

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    2. Yes Mexico is f up.

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    3. it has nothing to do with mexico but more with limited knowledge ;)

      @MX thx for your efforts, i appreciate it

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    4. Lol. Blind leading the stupid. Lol. Wake up.

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    5. 12:02 has nothing to do with Mexico lol, you make me laugh, the school teacher went to rob Germans no Mexicans. Lol

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  7. He tried to rob Cartel Traffickers but they want to paint a picture that he was a innocent school teacher!!!

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  8. What a creepy story ! Interesting read .Thank you MX

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  9. Well at least he lived up to his motto, All Love No Fear

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  10. Besides cartels of course,which crime group the most dominant in US nowdays?

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    1. Mexican Mafia.

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    2. The fuckin ndrangheta brah

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    3. @4:58 LOL no. Prison gangs only have reach around their states. The USA is the proud home of other international mobs.

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    4. United Bloods. It's less hierarchical though than other crime groups, just a bunch of disorganized evil addicts wearing the same colors. They're everywhere. Other groups pull the strings.

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  11. Barney... this dude name Barney 😂😂😂😂😂

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  12. Talk about the cartels staying low profile in USA, as we speak, there could be some staying low in your local neighborhood, I you wonder why Jose drives a new Mercedes, while working at Pizza hut making $8.00 and hour.

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    1. No dude you’re not some low profile hustler working at Pizza Hut you live with your parents and live paycheck to paycheck to afford that car

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    2. Nah bro the real killers don’t be driving in flashy shit. They come over here to watch the product and enforce.. they stay lowkey NOT flashy. Chances are Jose working at Pizza Hut is paying $800 dollars a month for the Benz because he got it with a 500 credit score and he’ll end up paying triple what the car is worth by the time he’s done paying it.

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    3. You can never know what your suspicious neighbor can be doing, until you see DEA, local law inforcement at the place.

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    4. DEA and local law enforcement prolly engineered the whole thing even before the accursed got to play house together

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    5. I drive a low key black 2013 lexus ISF with 3% tinted windows all around and a friend thinks it looks like a drug dealer car

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  13. Washington DC have some really heavy hitters

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  14. He must have been on crack Not the brightest idea to rob a drug cartel! is that poxy 50k worth looking over your shoulder for the rest of your life or ending up like this

    ATTE SCOTTISH ZETA

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  15. Too bad the Gentle Giant Barney Harris did not end up starring in a cartel decspitation video

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    1. If
      He did
      Black Live Matters would be torching Latin drug homes.

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    2. If he had, I think they would have tried to bury the video/news story.

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  16. Not gonna lose any sleep over this one.

    “Devoted dad, teacher and coach” who happened to have a side hustle of being an armed robber. Give me a fucking break.

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  17. Best wishes to their families and the brother in law who participated and was arrested. They don’t forgive or forget. What a stupid idea.

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  18. Yea like you just riding down the street and your boy is like "yo we should rob one of the most dangerous gangs on earth" and you are like yea just you and me lets go do it.

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  19. Somebody shoulda told him that Mexicans can shoot. They don't pray and spray like Arabs do. Cartel types put in a lot of practice plugging people.

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    1. no they dont
      -carlen

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    2. I’m sure the robbers were holding their guns sideways. Not real effective in a shootout.

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    3. @1155 hrs.: You’re amusing, philly jimmy. Keep working on that fiction, “aspiring novelist.”

      M.F.

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    4. @5:32 - He claims Philly but we all know James really lives in Wakanda.

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  20. Wait......I thought cartels weren’t in the U.S.? According to an article that came out about how the DEA tries to scare people stating cartel has a presence in a lot of states throughout the country? According to insiders.To a certain degree I feel like North Carolina who is a red state trying to shade on my/ our culture and say it was the “BAD Mexicans” killing and selling drugs on our soil.

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    1. 2:45 I regret to inform you, due to unforeseen events, cartel members already have stash houses, throughout USA. Some hid behide a fasad of being a landscaper, but really in the drugs where the profits are at.
      This school teacher by day and criminal by night exposed what goes on every day in our backyard.

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    2. Lol really Gardner by day? Ok so you really think a drug dealer wants to slave it in the humid ass sun to make a buck posing as a Gardner ? When he can be making money on the streets instead? That’s why people revert to dealing drugs or killing for a living ..... so they don’t work hard. News got the narrative of all Mexicans here are bad and they dealing drugs and that’s not even close to the truth. There’s bad apples in every bunch. I will say in Cali the cholos do like to hide there money or launder through tire shops I know that much . But it ain’t the cartels it’s sur 13 or norteños not Cartel members like Sicaro 006

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    3. @10:11 homie 8:40 is right. Just like this school teacher by day ripper by night. If you want to last everyone can't use a tire shop as a washer

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    4. 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 you don't know Jack man.

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  21. RIP Barney. Play with the sword, die by the sword.

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  22. RIP Barney. Play with the sword, die by the sword.

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  23. Should have been "woke".

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  24. I think it's irresponsible for any news outlet to put up his face on the internet. We know Mexican cartels are ruthless, not worry about him but worry about this guys family. Cartels can go after his family who are not involve.

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    1. maybe Barney and co. Should have thought about that before they went on the jack move

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    2. I live in South Carolina and I have already seen his wife in the news saying that he was a wonderful man that did everything right.

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  25. This is a good discriptive article, MX your ok in my book. So famous teacher Barney Harris, thought he could outsmart the drug dealers. Heard stories in Arizona, where rip-off crews only job is to rob drug dealers.

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    1. Barney Harris thought he was Rambo, and now he is lifeless.

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  26. I guess being a school teacher did not pay well. Barney was watching to many action movies. Now look at you, 6 feet under and not able to enjoy growing old. What will your family say, when people ask, what happened to Barney??

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    1. Family has already set up a Go Fund Me account in his name to cover his funeral expenses and more.
      Not like he did not have health and life insurance in his job as a teacher either. Idiot people will probably donate tons of money for his family even though he is a criminal with life insurance and such.
      Damn!

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    2. 956 yep they the family of Barney will have even more money from the life insurance policy and go fund me proceeds.

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    3. They will say the Mexican killed him for no reason at all. Lol

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    4. 5:10 killed by an illegal immigrant he dindonuffin.

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  27. Dead or in person forever and for what. Those guys would've spent all the money within months and been broke again. People who have to rob and kill to try and make it in life get no respect.

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    1. Okay I’m sayinggg thank you!! These weird stories are real. I know dudes that push and also have a regular job. And they live in luxury apartments because dumb girls front their name for the lease. And these guys work “wack” 9-5 jobs like UPS and Uber and such. Shizzzcray u would never imagine the guy delivering ur pizza or checking you out at the Target registers is a pusher 😂 ha! So glad this strange situation got people’s imagination going. Because this is real and I’ve seen it with my own two eyes

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  28. Somebody has to pay for this. reputations are on the line here

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    1. Yes Barney Flintstone paid with his life.

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    2. Other than the brother-in-law, who else would they go after? Was Alfonzo Beltran Lara related to any higher ups?

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