U.S. Marshals apprehended an escaped parolee Wednesday morning, two days after he fled from officers at the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles’ Statesboro office.
Convicted of kidnapping, Dalontay Davis, 35, of Eagle Trace Mobile Home Park was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Millen, said Steve Hayes, a Pardons and Parole spokesman.
Davis was on parole after serving about 17 years of a 20-year sentence for a kidnapping conviction in Tift County. He was in the Statesboro parole office around 10:20 a.m. Monday when officers tried to take him into custody on parole violations, Hayes said.
“He was arrested for noncompliance (with parole mandates),” he said. “We can’t get into specifics because of confidentiality.”
Davis had been on parole since January after serving time for the 1995 kidnapping conviction. His previous criminal record includes convictions for attempted armed robbery, armed robbery and aggravated assault.
Police suspect Davis of stealing a truck from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore between East Cherry and East Vine streets after he fled from the parole office. The truck was later recovered by a Bulloch County sheriff’s deputy off Langston Chapel Road.
Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said Davis was taken by Statesboro police officers to the Bulloch County Jail after federal agents arrested him, but investigators questioning him did not have evidence at the time to charge Davis with the vehicle theft.
The investigation continues, Turner said.
Holli Deal Bragg maybe reached at (912) 489-9414.