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Former Pulaski Co. man sought in robberies

Authorities throughout Southwest Virginia are seeking the public’s help in locating a former Pulaski County man wanted for questioning in connection with several robberies and break-ins in Virginia and Tennessee.
Police in Salem and Marion have named 29-year-old Jason Bradley Davis as the suspect in robberies that occurred in those jurisdictions on Monday and Wednesday. Virginia State Police report that Davis may be linked to a robbery and break-in in Tennessee as well.
A man police believe to be Davis fled on foot in Wythe County early Wednesday and has yet to be located. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Citizens are asked to secure their homes and vehicles and report any suspicious activities or sightings of Davis to their local authorities by calling 911.
According to court records, Davis pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court in 2002 to charges of robbery and use of a weapon in the commission of a robbery.
Based on past reports in The Southwest Times, Davis robbed a Snyder Lane man of cash and an Oxycodone prescription Dec. 9, 2000. Two other people at the Snyder Lane home were alleged to be involved in the incident.
Court records show Davis was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with 19 years suspended in connection with that robbery and to three years in prison on the weapons charge.
Davis also has pleaded guilty to two counts each of grand larceny and distribution of Oxycodone in the local circuit court between 2001 and 2006, according to court records. On each of his six prior convictions, probation violations were subsequently filed.
Virginia State Police Sgt. M.T. Conroy said investigators believe Davis may be linked to an armed robbery and a breaking and entering in Smyth County during the early morning hours Wednesday.
A manhunt began for the suspect early Wednesday when a state trooper spotted a pickup truck involved in a 3:30 a.m. robbery at the Holiday Chevron off Exit 47 of Interstate 81 in Smyth County.
Conroy said the trooper turned on the truck to make a stop on Route 11, about two miles south of Exit 67 in Wythe County. At that point, the suspect realized the trooper was turning around, stopped the truck and fled on foot.
The suspect also is believed to be involved in a breaking and entering at O’Dell’s Market off Exit 45 early Wednesday, according to the sergeant.
Conroy said the pickup truck had been stolen in Knoxville, Tenn., where the suspect apparently is believed to have been involved in a robbery and burglary prior to the Smyth County incidents.
Before police identified Davis as the suspect in the Smyth County cases, Salem Police Department issued an appeal to the public to help locate Davis in connection with a bank robbery there on Monday.
Salem authorities have obtained arrest warrants against Davis for robbery and threats to bomb in connection with the robbery of the BB&T branch bank on South College Avenue Monday. The bomb threat is related to a reference to an explosive device that was communicated to a teller in the robber’s hold-up note.
Davis is described as a white male, between 5-foot, 10-inches and five-foot, 11-inches tall; 185 to 200 pounds; with brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing all black military style clothing, carrying a black duffel bag and armed with a handgun.
Although Davis’ last address was listed as Radford, local authorities said they believe Davis lived in the Fairlawn area.
Salem police are reporting that Davis is believed to be living as a transient at present.
Court records showed Davis lived at Washington Square Apartments in Pulaski at the time of the 2000 robbery. He also listed addresses in Blacksburg and Christiansburg over the years.
Police are not sure what mode of transportation Davis is presently using.
Salem police say they also are continuing to investigate a bank robbery that occurred on July 2, at the StellarOne bank branch off West Main Street.
“It has not been confirmed at this time if Davis was involved in that incident,” states a press release from the Salem department.
The manhunt in Wytheville Wednesday used dogs, ATV’s from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and a State Police helicopter in an attempt to locate the suspect.

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Former Pulaski Co. man sought in robberies

Authorities throughout Southwest Virginia are seeking the public’s help in locating a former Pulaski County man wanted for questioning in connection with several robberies and break-ins in Virginia and Tennessee.
Police in Salem and Marion have named 29-year-old Jason Bradley Davis as the suspect in robberies that occurred in those jurisdictions on Monday and Wednesday. Virginia State Police report that Davis may be linked to a robbery and break-in in Tennessee as well.
A man police believe to be Davis fled on foot in Wythe County early Wednesday and has yet to be located. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Citizens are asked to secure their homes and vehicles and report any suspicious activities or sightings of Davis to their local authorities by calling 911.
According to court records, Davis pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court in 2002 to charges of robbery and use of a weapon in the commission of a robbery.
Based on past reports in The Southwest Times, Davis robbed a Snyder Lane man of cash and an Oxycodone prescription Dec. 9, 2000. Two other people at the Snyder Lane home were alleged to be involved in the incident.
Court records show Davis was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with 19 years suspended in connection with that robbery and to three years in prison on the weapons charge.
Davis also has pleaded guilty to two counts each of grand larceny and distribution of Oxycodone in the local circuit court between 2001 and 2006, according to court records. On each of his six prior convictions, probation violations were subsequently filed.
Virginia State Police Sgt. M.T. Conroy said investigators believe Davis may be linked to an armed robbery and a breaking and entering in Smyth County during the early morning hours Wednesday.
A manhunt began for the suspect early Wednesday when a state trooper spotted a pickup truck involved in a 3:30 a.m. robbery at the Holiday Chevron off Exit 47 of Interstate 81 in Smyth County.
Conroy said the trooper turned on the truck to make a stop on Route 11, about two miles south of Exit 67 in Wythe County. At that point, the suspect realized the trooper was turning around, stopped the truck and fled on foot.
The suspect also is believed to be involved in a breaking and entering at O’Dell’s Market off Exit 45 early Wednesday, according to the sergeant.
Conroy said the pickup truck had been stolen in Knoxville, Tenn., where the suspect apparently is believed to have been involved in a robbery and burglary prior to the Smyth County incidents.
Before police identified Davis as the suspect in the Smyth County cases, Salem Police Department issued an appeal to the public to help locate Davis in connection with a bank robbery there on Monday.
Salem authorities have obtained arrest warrants against Davis for robbery and threats to bomb in connection with the robbery of the BB&T branch bank on South College Avenue Monday. The bomb threat is related to a reference to an explosive device that was communicated to a teller in the robber’s hold-up note.
Davis is described as a white male, between 5-foot, 10-inches and five-foot, 11-inches tall; 185 to 200 pounds; with brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing all black military style clothing, carrying a black duffel bag and armed with a handgun.
Although Davis’ last address was listed as Radford, local authorities said they believe Davis lived in the Fairlawn area.
Salem police are reporting that Davis is believed to be living as a transient at present.
Court records showed Davis lived at Washington Square Apartments in Pulaski at the time of the 2000 robbery. He also listed addresses in Blacksburg and Christiansburg over the years.
Police are not sure what mode of transportation Davis is presently using.
Salem police say they also are continuing to investigate a bank robbery that occurred on July 2, at the StellarOne bank branch off West Main Street.
“It has not been confirmed at this time if Davis was involved in that incident,” states a press release from the Salem department.
The manhunt in Wytheville Wednesday used dogs, ATV’s from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and a State Police helicopter in an attempt to locate the suspect.

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