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Woman arrested for damaging neighbor’s door after learning the neighbor killed her dog in self-defense

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Elovia Kenyatta Davis, 40, was arrested yesterday evening after damaging a neighbor’s door after she learned that the neighbor had killed her dog in self-defense.

Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call in northeast Gainesville at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday and learned that Davis’ daughter had been walking their dog when the dog entered the victim’s property and started to attack the victim’s chickens, which were in a pen. The victim reportedly came out with his shotgun to try to scare away the dog and fired in the direction of the dog, which began to leave, then turned back toward the victim and charged at him, growling. The victim, reportedly fearing the dog would harm him, shot and killed the dog.

Davis reportedly told deputies that her daughter then called her, and she grabbed a rifle because she was concerned about her daughter’s safety and drove to the victim’s house. She reportedly said she never threatened anyone with the rifle and held it by her side. She also reportedly said it was not loaded.

She reportedly went to the front door, demanding to speak to the victim, and allegedly used the stock of the rifle to hit the door. The deputy reported that the front door had multiple dents from being hit with the rifle. She then called law enforcement and put the rifle back in the car. When the victim saw Davis entering his property, he also called law enforcement.

The deputy reported that security footage showed the dog charging at the victim and also captured video of Davis on the property with the rifle and hitting the door.

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Davis was arrested for property damage over $200 and trespassing while armed. She has three misdemeanor convictions and has been released on $4,000 bail.

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. 

  • Let me play Sylvia Browne and use my crystal ball… Was it a pit bull? Being controlled (but not under control) by a child? If anybody is bored, YouTube has hundreds of hours of pit bull attacks. Many of them are in Florida.

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