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Van Buren Sheriff’s Department Arrest Suspect With Community Help

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Van Buren Sheriff’s Department Arrest Suspect With Community Help

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man considered armed and dangerous with help from community tips.

The Sheriff’s Department made a post on Facebook Monday at 2:30 p.m. that Randy C. Davis Jr. was wanted for theft of a motor vehicle, felony evading arrest, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Sheriff Michael Brock and several officers were scouring the Bone Cave area for the suspect. Brock said community tips began to flood in, which helped lead to the capture of Davis.

“When the community comes along side of us and we begin to partner together, that’s very encouraging to me,” Brock said. “I really love that aspect of it. The community partnering with us, giving us information and helping to resolve the matters.”

Davis said he is glad the community called the police and gave them tips and did not try and approach the suspect. Brock said Davis has investigations pending and more charges could be added.

“The reason that was stated that he should be considered armed and dangerous were because of some statements that he made that he was not going back to jail,” Brock said. “He rather do harm to himself than go back to jail.”

Brock said he wanted to thank the community for how they contributed to helping with the arrest.

“Thank you to all of Van Buren County,” Brock said. “It doesn’t matter what we seem to be working on, we have a lot of citizens who are ready to assist us. We appreciate the trust and the confidence that they have, and we’ll continue to work to maintain that and gain even more confidence and trust from the community.”

Davis is currently in the Van Buren County Jail. He will appear in court on Thursday.

“I just want to appreciate my guys and their efforts and tie that in with the community efforts and say how much I appreciate that,” Brock said.


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