Sheriff’s deputy locatess Carl “Preston” Davis walking on Kivett Dr.
Sheriff BJ Barnes with the Guilford County Sheriff’s office reports that on Thursday, March 22 at approximately 7:45 pm a Sheriff’s deputy located a suspect by the name of Carl “Preston” Davis walking on Kivett Dr. The officer had previous information that Mr. Davis was wanted on several warrants. Carl “Preston” Davis was taken into custody without incidence.
On this particular evening, the deputy was driving a vehicle that was not equipped with a cage, therefore, the officer had to place Mr. Davis in the right front passenger seat of his patrol vehicle with his hands cuffed behind his back. The suspect, Mr. Davis told the deputy that he was walking to assist his girlfriend whose vehicle had ran out of gas on Jackson Lake Rd. The deputy proceeded to Jackson Lake Rd to provide assistance. Once arriving on Jackson Lake Rd the deputy was unable to locate the girlfriend but did locate the girlfriend’s vehicle which had been secured.
At approximately 7:53 pm communications received a B&E in progress call on Jackson Lake Road to which they notified the deputy due to him already being in the area and there not being any other cars in close proximity. Given the fact, that B&E in progress calls can sometime turn deadly, the deputy had to respond.
Upon arrival the deputy located the girlfriend of Mr. Davis at the residence. The deputy parked his patrol vehicle on the side of the road and made contact with the girlfriend of Mr. Davis and the complainant of the possible B&E. During that span of time the suspect Carl “Preston” Davis frees himself and takes control of the deputy’s vehicle and fled the area at a high rate of speed. Due to Communications being equipped to monitor patrol vehicles every turn by turn move they were able to notify other officers responding to the area of the location of the stolen patrol vehicle. After driving a very short distance, the suspect Carl “Preston” Davis parked the stolen vehicle and jumped and ran.
A perimeter was set up by Guilford County Sheriff’s. The High Point Police Department and the Archdale Police Department assisted in the search. The Highway Patrol assisted with a helicopter equipped with a night flare in the search. This search lasted for several hours with many residences being checked. K-9’s were placed on the ground in an effort to locate the suspect as well. The search was terminated after midnight with the suspect unable to be located.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Carl “Preston” Davis are asked to contact the Guilford County Sheriff’s staff duty office at (336) 641-3690. Or contact crimestoppers at (336) 373-1000.