Cordova man wanted by police in custody
by Elane Jones
Jul 20, 2013 | 4666 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kenneth Dale Davis Jr.
Kenneth Dale Davis Jr.
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A Cordova man wanted by police on charges of robbery and kidnapping was taken into custody Friday and is now behind bars at the Walker County Jail.

Walker County Sheriff’s Investigator Randy Sanford said Kenneth Dale Davis Jr., 44, of Cordova, was taken into custody at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Warrior River Motel in the Lynn’s Park community.

“We received a tip regarding Davis’ location and Sheriff’s Investigator Ralph Williams and Patrol Deputy Mark Bell went to the motel and found him,” Sanford said.

Davis is currently being held in the Walker County Jail on property bonds totaling $170,000.

Davis was wanted on charges of two counts of first-degree robbery, one count of second-degree kidnapping and unlawful breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

Sanford said arrest warrants were issued for Davis on Tuesday after he reportedly went on a robbery/kidnapping crime spree in the Cordova/Gorgas Road area.

“Davis reportedly pulled a knife on a homeowner, but that victim managed to get away from him and call 911,” Sanford said. “Davis then flagged down a vehicle that was passing by and forced the driver to carry him to another residence at knife point.”

Davis then forced the driver into the back of the pickup truck, and an unknown white female got into the front of the truck with Davis and they drove away.

The couple reportedly pulled over about a mile or so down the road and let the victim go before driving away in the victim’s pickup truck.

“We have been searching for him since Sunday and finally caught the break we needed to bring him in,” Sanford said. “I just want to thank everyone in the sheriff’s office’s patrol division for their help on this case.”

Sanford said the Warrior Police Department also has charges pending against Davis for first-degree robbery and first-degree theft of property.