UPDATE: Accused North Aurora Murderer Held on $1.8 Million Bail

Martrell Harris remains in custody at the Kane County Jail after a Monday stabbing incident in which his father died.

A North Aurora man accused of murdering his father remains in the Kane County Jail on a $1.8 million bail.

Martrell Harris faces two counts of first-degree murder following .

To apply for bond and be released, Harris or someone else needs to post 10 percent of the bail, or $180,000.

There is also a hold on Harris in Cook County for a 2011 case involving PCS, or possession of a controlled substance, according to jail records. If Harris posts bond on the Kane County murder charges, he would have to report to Cook County for the separate charges.

Police officers were dispatched at 10:12 a.m. Monday to the Harris home on the 700 block of Jorstad Lane for a report of a stabbing.

An argument escalated into a physical confrontation, and Michael D. Harris, Sr., was stabbed in the chest, police said. He was later pronounced dead at Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora.

Several police agencies searched the northwest area of North Aurora for Martrell Harris after the stabbing. He was eventually found under a pile of debris in the garage of the home where the stabbing took place, police said.

Investigators determined that Harris was hiding under the debris the entire time, said Scott Buziecki, North Aurora Police deputy chief. Police had searched the inside of the house upon arrival but did not locate Harris right away.

There were other Harris family members at the home on Monday at the time of the stabbing, but they left the property before Martrell Harris was taken into custody, Buziecki said.

The next court date for this case is Aug. 30 for a status hearing, according to court records.

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