Prescott canine catches up with fleeing fugutive

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PRESCOTT - The following is a release from the Prescott Police Department:

On Saturday, Prescott Police went to the Quiznos Sub shop located in the 100 block S. Montezuma St. in an attempt to contact and arrest an employee, 38-year old Johnny H. Davis, who was wanted in connection with a felony drug warrant issued out of Maricopa County.Upon seeing police, Davis fled out the back door and was unable to be located. Later during the evening, Davis was again spotted but the suspect again was unable to be located after the officer attempted to contact him.

On Sunday, Prescott Police Officer Tom Sudol with his Canine, was out on foot and doing a surveillance at Davis' Prescott residence in the 700 block S. Montezuma when Davis came walking home. After seeing the Canine and Officer Sudol, he immediately surrendered without incident. In his possession was a knife that was unlawfully concealed in his waist-band and drug paraphernalia.

It was noted that the warrant indicated a Caution warning indicating that Davis is known to carry weapons and it was learned that he also had previously spent 21 years at the Department of Corrections for two counts of Armed Robbery and is documented to be an Arian Brotherhood gang member. Davis was booked into the Yavapai County Jail where he was charged with Misconduct Involving Weapons and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and is awaiting extradition to Maricopa County on the outstanding warrant.