‘Dangerous’ fugitive arrested in Sevier County following search
Davis currently faces 14 pending charges in in Hamblen County.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A fugitive considered dangerous was arrested in Sevier County after a week-long search, according to police.
Within 48 hours of being released from Mountain View in Dandridge, police said Mekiah Davis cut off his ankle monitor and was involved in a police chase that resulted in a crash in Hamblen County on Jan. 20.
Davis currently faces 14 pending charges in Hamblen Co, including reckless endangerment and the illegal possession of a weapon, along with 12 other charges.
“In less than 48 hours of his release, he had a vehicle, a large amount of cash, drugs and a weapon,” officials said. “If spotted, use caution, do not approach as he should be considered dangerous.”
He was suspected to be in the New Market area and it was noted he had connections in Knoxville, including a girlfriend and an ex-girlfriend, officials announced.
Davis previously pleaded guilty to two charges of vehicular homicide in a crash that killed the pastor of Three Points Baptist Church, Ruben Wilson, and his wife, Belinda in 2019.
According to records, the vehicle Davis was driving had been reported stolen. Investigators said Davis crossed over the yellow line in an attempt to go around a dump truck when he collided head-on with the Ford vehicle driven by the husband and wife.
“Outstanding job by the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, US Marshall Fugitive Task Force and agents with the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force,” the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.
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