WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police have arrested the man they say robbed a Kat's Taxi driver early Thursday morning. Records show the suspect was recently convicted for multiple crimes.
Tyree Alfonza Davis, 21, of Wilmington, is in jail under $75,000 bond charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting arrest, according to jail records.
The NC Department of Corrections website shows Davis was convicted May 1 for drug possession and May 5 for larceny and breaking & entering. All three crimes were felonies. Davis was sentenced to probation for each. He also received probation for a 2012 conviction for speeding to elude arrest.
The taxi driver told police he picked the suspect up at Russell's Quick Stop on Wrightsville Avenue and then stopped in Creekwood to drop him off. That's when Davis allegedly pulled out a gun and demanded the driver's money and cell phone. He then ran away.
Wilmington Housing Officers arrested Davis last night in Creekwood.