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July 09 10:13 AM

Home invasion suspect steals semi and sends police on chase

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A home invasion suspect is in the hospital and facing charges following a chase across parish lines Sunday night.

 According to Mansfield Police Chief Gary Hobbs, on Sunday night, around 11:30pm Mansfield Police received a complaint regarding a home invasion at the Pines Apartments in the 200 block of Lake Road. While responding to that scene, another complaint regarding another home invasion was reported in the 7500 block of Lake Road.  As the Officers arrived on the scene, the father of the victim from the second reported home invasion located the suspect fleeing the scene and rammed his vehicle into the suspects’ vehicle.  The suspect fled the crash scene and officers pursued him on foot.

 An extensive search of adjacent neighborhoods and wooded areas ensued and lasted for several hours.  At approx. 4:00am a De Soto Parish Sheriff’s Deputy located an 18-wheeler truck sitting in the middle of the roadway on Hwy 509 approximately three miles north of Mansfield.

The driver of the vehicle refused to exit the truck and drove off, heading north on Hwy 509, with units from De Soto Parish Sheriff’s Office and Mansfield P.D. in pursuit.  The driver of the 18-wheeler then turned onto I-49 and headed north in the Southbound lane.  The pursuit continued up I-49 into Caddo Parish where the suspect exited the interstate on Southern Loop. At this point the Louisiana State Police and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office were assisting in the pursuit.  Spike strips were used in an attempt to stop the truck but the suspect continued to evade authorities by refusing to stop.  The suspect then turned North on Linwood Avenue and ultimately crashed out at the end of Darrell Street. The driver refused repeated demands to exit the truck. A brief stand-off took place, where several types of less lethal compliance tactics, as well as a K-9 were deployed.  Eventually the driver exited the vehicle and was taken into custody.

It was ultimately determined that the 18-wheeler the suspect fled in was stolen from the parking lot of the Mansfield Travel Plaza, near where the initial foot pursuit occurred.


Based on information obtained during the initial phase of this investigation it appears that the suspect initially stole a vehicle in Shelby County Texas, he then committed a home invasion and assault in Center Texas, before committing the offenses in Mansfield. 

The suspect was identified as Alvin Jerome Davis II, 26, of Center Texas, was treated at the scene and then admitted to University Health for non-life threatening injuries received during the pursuit and apprehension.  Davis will face multiple charges in Mansfield once the investigation is completed

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