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Smith County disturbance call leads to two arrests

SMITH CO., March 27, 2013— The Smith County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residential disturbance call on a County Road close to Bullard, at approximately 9:00 p.m. on March 26.

When officers arrived on scene, the suspect, later identified as Justin D’Wayne Davis, age 29, released two women and several children from the home, but refused to release two children, ages 6 and 7 years-old.

According to John Moore, Public Information Officer for the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect’s behavior became erratic, and he threatened deputies.

An arrest warrant and a warrant to enter the home were secured. Officers entered the residence and Davis was taken into custody without further incident. The children were returned safely to their mother at that time.

Davis was transported to Smith County Jail and booked in on the charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Officer Moore says it is possible that additional charges may be filed.

Mr. Davis’ father was also arrested during the disturbance after he attempted to bypass a police road-block in an effort to reach the home. He was also transported to Smith County Jail.

Officer Moore spoke with KYYK’s Gary Richards about the incident. Click below to hear interview.


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