Suspect in Winterhaven stabbing and shooting apprehended
The man suspected of allegedly stabbing one woman and shooting two others last weekend in Winterhaven has been captured and is being held in the Yuma County jail awaiting extradition back to California.
Anthony M. Davis, 35, was apprehended by Yuma Police at about 4 p.m. Tuesday at a residence located in the 400 block of South 15th Street. He had been wanted by the Imperial County Sheriff's Office and the Quechan Police Department.
Davis, who is scheduled to appear in Yuma Justice Court Friday on a theft charge, was also in possession of drug paraphernalia at the time of his arrest. Incidentally, an individual found with Davis at the residence had an outstanding felony warrant and was also taken into custody.
According to the Imperial County Sheriff's Office, the stabbing and shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. last weekend at a Winterhaven residence on Turquoise Circle.
After entering the residence, Davis, who was on parole in California, allegedly got involved in an argument with his girlfriend and several other women who were there at the time.
In the ensuing argument Davis allegedly stabbed his girlfriend and shot two other women with a small-calibur handgun. One of the women was shot in the neck, while the other was shot in the back. Quechan Police were first on scene.
Davis fled the scene before police arrived. Authorities from several law enforcement agencies, including the Yuma Sector Border Patrol and Yuma Police, began searching the area for Davis, but were unable to locate him.
Davis' girlfriend, who was stabbed, refused medical treatment on the scene but the two women who had been shot were transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center for treatment. The woman who was shot in the lower back was released later that night, while the woman who had been shot in the neck remained hospitalized in stable condition.
Davis was thought have fled to Yuma following the incident.
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