NC man faces assault, drug charges

Published 9:49 am Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A North Carolina man was arrested Friday after police investigating a report of a domestic assault said they found drugs in his possession.

Police arrested Randall Martin Davis Jr., 18, of Winston-Salem, N.C., and charged him with domestic assault, simple possession of Schedule VI drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and delivery of a controlled substance.

On Friday evening, officers of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a domestic assault at Mallard Cove Marina.

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Upon arriving, CCSD Sgt. Nick Andes saw Constable Tim Lyons speaking with a man, later identified as Davis. The man told officers he had driven from North Carolina to take a male relative to the grocery story and the relative attacked him, Andes said.

Andes and Lyons then went to a house boat docked at the marina and spoke with the other man involved in the incident. That man told officers that when Davis arrived, he began demanding money and striking him.

During the investigation, officers determined the two men had been involved in a fight and that Davis was the aggressor. Officers took Davis into custody and charged him with domestic assault.

After Davis was arrested, Andes searched him and found a small amount of marijuana as well an item called a “whip it,” which Andes said is used to huff carbon dioxide to obtain a high.

“I then went over to Mr. Davis Jr.’s vehicle to explain to his girlfriend why he was being arrested and upon opening the door I detected a strong odor of marijuana inside of the vehicle,” Andes said.

Officers searched the car and found multiple baggies Andes said “were indicative of trafficking in marijuana.” Police also found seven prescription pills, two smoking pipes, a BB gun in a paddle holster, a marijuana grinder, a military dependent identification card and a wallet containing a New York Police Department Patrolman’s Benevolent Association card with a badge displayed. Police seized Davis’ vehicle along with $128 in cash.

Davis then was additionally charged with simple possession of schedule VI, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug and delivery of a controlled substance.

After his arrest, police took Davis to the Carter County Detention Center, where he later posted bond. He is scheduled to appear in Carter County General Sessions Court April 14.