Gainesville man arrested after K-9 finds him hiding in air conditioning vent


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Xavier Devante Davis, 31, was arrested today (his birthday) when a K-9 team found him hiding in an air conditioning vent after deputies instructed him to surrender.

Davis was wanted on a warrant for domestic battery, interfering with the custody of a minor, and robbery by sudden snatching after he allegedly pushed the mother of his child, took the 2-year-old child and ran out of her apartment, then took the woman’s phone and threw it; he then reportedly returned the child and then jumped off the balcony and ran away.

Early this morning, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office received information that Davis was at an apartment in Majestic Oaks, where he had previously been trespassed. Deputies responded at about 2:15 a.m., and they knocked on the door and made verbal announcements over a patrol car’s PA system, instructing the occupants of the apartment to come out with clear and empty hands. At about 2:55 a.m., a woman came out and confirmed that Davis was inside the apartment.

A K-9 team searched the apartment and located Davis in an air conditioning vent, where he surrendered without incident. He was charged with trespass after warning and resisting without violence.

Davis has two felony convictions and 10 misdemeanor convictions. He has served one state prison sentence of one year and one month for uttering a forged instrument in Madison County. He has an active warrant out of Leon County.

Judge Thomas Jaworski set bail at $124,000 in the two cases.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Another section 8 repeat offender in a college town, helping lawyers pay off their college loans? Is this now part of the equity initiative?

  • Didn’t Lonnie say he put the handlers on patrol and left the dogs at home? Just another falsehood to control those pesky protestors. Trust? I don’t think so. At least no one lost an eye this time. When will our community be told the truth instead of slight of mouth bull? I don’t think the new Mayor or the city commission cares one iota what the public thinks. Basement politics is the new old norm. SAIEW…

    • James Gardner: I bet if your son or daughter was a LEO, you would sing a different tune. Or maybe, when a criminal attacks you and runs, you would want a canine to catch them. Think about it.

      • Thanks Jen. I stand corrected. As for my post, I made no judgements as to whether K9s are good or bad. I thought it was GPD. My apologies for the error.

    • James Gardner: did you not read “Alachua County Sheriff’s Office”??? Not GPD. If people didn’t run and/or hide there would be no need for the dogs. Put your anger in the correct direction.

  • $124,000 bond? C’mon Jaworski! Are you competing with Green and Miller? Jaworski is the Worst! I’m sure he’s heard that before. WTH is wrong with these men abusing women. Thank God he will pay for it. My ex son in law got away with it because my daughter was too fearful to call the cops. Stand up women. Don’t allow these men to control you.

    • women should be smarter than to have a child with an unemployed bum..
      Stupid is as stupid does…maybe you should have to get a permit before bringing a child into this world.

    • I made the mistake because the event appears to have happened in the city limits. So this seems like a good solution. Let ASO handle the K9 calls and save the city some money. More city cops on the beat is good for all.

      • Man you’re just failing miserably….. Majestic Oaks is not in the city limits which makes it the county jurisdictions.

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