Gainesville man arrested for stalking and threatening to shoot ex-girlfriend

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Larry Lee Davis, Jr., 42, was arrested yesterday and charged with aggravated domestic assault, aggravated domestic stalking, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend and pointing a gun in her face in the parking lot of her workplace.

Davis and the victim have been in an on-and-off relationship for over 15 years, and Davis had been staying at the victim’s home, but she reportedly left after they had a physical fight on the morning of June 3 and did not return. Davis allegedly showed up twice at the victim’s workplace on June 4, looking for her, and he came back twice again on June 5. The second time he went to her workplace on June 5, he found her in the parking lot and allegedly pointed a gun at her face and said he was going to kill her. She ran into the building.

A witness who works with the victim was in the parking lot at the time and reportedly heard Davis say, “I’m going to kill you” but did not see the gun. He reported that the victim seemed fearful the rest of the day and kept looking out the window, saying, “He is going to kill me.” Another employee reportedly walked the victim out at the end of her workday because she was afraid to leave the building by herself.

Davis also reportedly went to the victim’s workplace on June 6, but the other employees would not let him enter.

Later in the day on June 6, the victim told a Gainesville Police Department officer that Davis was at her residence, and the officer made contact with him there.

Post Miranda, Davis reportedly said he had not argued with the victim on Saturday and that he only went to her workplace once; he said he had “cussed” at her but had never threatened to kill her. The officer reported that she had not mentioned a firearm at that point, but Davis said he never had a firearm. When the officer asked Davis where his guns were, Davis reportedly said he didn’t have any.

The victim gave consent for a search of the living room of her apartment, and a firearm was reportedly found under a cushion on the couch where Davis sleeps. The victim reportedly identified the gun as the same one he had pointed at her. Davis reportedly said the firearm was not his.

Davis has four felony convictions (one sexual against a child victim) and is a Registered Sexual Offender; he also has six misdemeanor convictions (none violent). He has a juvenile criminal history and has served three state prison sentences. Judge Susan Miller-Jones set bail at $300,000 with a requirement for a GPS monitor upon release.

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. 

  • Firearms and felons…like peanut butter and jelly, grits and eggs, mashed potatoes and gravy, hoe cakes and cane syrup…

    Best be prepared, might be you being stalked.

  • He shouldn’t be released “with a gps monitor.” He should be kept in jail.

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