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Man Faces Multiple Charges After Alleged Crime Spree in Patton Township

by on April 03, 2017 12:13 PM

A Maryland man is facing numerous charges including robbery and terroristic threats after an alleged crime spree in Patton Township on Sunday night.

At about 11 p.m. Patton Township Police received a call from an Uber driver who said that about a half hour earlier, while he was in the drive-thru at McDonald's,  a man, later identified as Davon T. Clark, 22, approached the passenger side window and asked for a ride to a Vairo Boulevard apartment, according to the complaint. Police said that the driver told Clark he'd need to arrange a ride through Uber, but that Clark said his foot was injured and just needed to get home.

The driver agreed to give the man a ride and when they arrived at the apartment building, Clark took the driver's electronic tablet and ran off through the apartment complex, police said.

While an officer was talking to the Uber driver, police were dispatched to the same Vairo Boulevard complex for a report of a man rummaging through a vehicle. The owner of the vehicle hit the panic button on the key fob and the man ran into the woods nearby, police said. The owner reported that a radar detector was found to be missing from the vehicle.

Police were then dispatched to a report of an intruder at another Vairo Boulevard apartment. According to the complaint, the residents there said they knew Clark, a friend of a former roommate, and that he was not on the lease but had stayed there periodically until a few days prior when they told him to leave and not come back. 

The residents told police that shortly after 11 p.m. they heard a knock on the door and found Clark outside. He reportedly said one of the residents had his hacky sack and one resident walked Clark to another resident's bedroom. The resident of the bedroom put their hands up and lightly pushed Clark back as Clark attempted to enter the bedroom and Clark punched him in the chest, saying "All I want is my hacky sack," according to the complaint.

After being given the hacky sack Clark then allegedly said he wanted his sneakers and the resident told Clark the sneakers were not his. According to the complaint, Clark lifted his shirt to show the white handle of a gun and said "Don't make me use this." Police said three of the roommates began fighting with Clark to get him to leave the apartment and that Clark bit one of them on the torso before they wrestled him out of the apartment.

Clark was taken into custody in a parking lot on Marjorie Mae Street and police said they found a white-handled toy revolver and a black piece of metal with suction cups attached to it that was later identified as a part of a radar detector.

The Uber driver and the owner of the vehicle with the missing radar detector both allegedly said Clark looked like the person involved in their respective incidents.

Clark is charged with two felony counts of robbery, misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats, simple assault, theft from a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking and defiant trespass, and two summary counts of harassment

He was arraigned on Monday morning before District Judge Allen Sinclair. Clark was unable to post $200,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 12.

Geoff Rushton is managing editor for Contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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