23-year-old D’Anthony Raekwon Davidson of West Bell Street in Statesville was arrested Monday (August 17) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. The new charges against him are felony assault on a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injury along with two misdemeanor counts of resist, obstruct, and delay of a law enforcement officer and injury to personal property.
Davidson was wanted on seven outstanding warrants charging him with four felony counts of probation violation, felony counts of assault by strangulation and possession of a firearm by a felon and a count of assault on a female. Davidson had been on the Iredell County most wanted list.
On Monday, Deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office obtained information on the location of a suspect wanted on multiple felony warrants, D’Anthony Raekwon Davidson. Officers found Davidson in a parked vehicle in an apartment complex on East Broad Street in Statesville. As the two deputies approached the vehicle Davidson leaned his seat back, reached over to the driver side of the vehicle, placed the vehicle in drive, and then stuck both his hands down the front of his pants as if he was reaching for something.
The deputies ordered Davidson to get out of the vehicle and to show his hands. He reportedly ignored these commands. Eventually the deputies were able to open the door of the vehicle. As Davidson got out of the vehicle, he attempted to take one of the deputies Taser. The suspect then allegedly hit one of the officers in the head and fled on foot.
An officer caught up with Davidson on Salisbury Road where he reportedly continued to resist. The suspect was eventually restrained and arrested. Davidson was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was served with the outstanding charges. As a result of the incident prior to his arrest Davidson was charged with the assault on an officer, resisting, and injury to property counts.
Davidson was jailed under no bond on the assault by strangulation and assault on a female counts. An additional $255,000 secured bond on the other charges was set. His next District Court appearance is scheduled for September 8.