After nearly a week on the run and multiple manhunts, a Marion fugitive is in custody – and he’s facing additional charges.
Jerry Keith Davis, 46, was wanted by sheriff’s deputies for trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance, after authorities raided his 8816 Sugar Hill Road residence last Thursday, Oct. 13 and found at least 2 ounces of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday, deputies received information that Davis was at a location on Calico Drive in Nebo. As authorities arrived in the area, Davis sped away in his vehicle, leading officers on a chase to Deer Park Road, where he pulled behind a house, jumped from the automobile and fled into the woods. Detectives recovered more methamphetamine from the car.
Investigators, deputies and K-9s searched until midnight, at which time they called off the hunt.
At 8:49 a.m. Wednesday, a woman who lives on Sisk Drive in Dysartsville reported that a man was attempting to break into her house. She locked herself inside a bathroom and called 911.
Crews from the Sheriff’s Office responded and identified the suspect as Davis. They again took the woods to find him and apprehended him at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday.
He was taken to McDowell Hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained in the woods.
Further charges against Davis are pending.