First degree murder charges were filed against a 31 year old Columbia man in connection with the death of 42 year old James D. Harrison Tuesday.
Java Laishun Blue was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault.
Harrison died at Vanderbilt Medical Center late Tuesday evening as the result of the injuries he apparently sustained from the incident on March 17th. Harrison was found in the roadway of the 900 block of Woodland Street, unresponsive and bleeding .
Wednesday Blue was arrested for Harrison’s death. Blue was identified as a suspect in the assault and detectives obtained an indictment Wednesday morning through the Maury County Grand Jury. Police say Blue has a violent criminal history and is currently on parole out of Wisconsin. Blue remains at the Maury County Jail under a One Million Dollar bond.