A jury has convicted a Bristol Township man for an incident which led police on a high speed car chase. It ended with a bag of crack cocaine on a roof, several vehicles run off the road, and a suspect in custody.
Dennis Davis Jr., 34, was found guilty on counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute.
“Firearms and drugs in the hands of convicted felons like Davis undeniably pose a serious threat to our community” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “Davis further endangered the community by refusing to comply with officers’ lawful commands and causing an unnecessary high speed chase and subsequent crash.”
In July of 2017, a Middletown Township officer attempted to pull Davis over near Roberts Avenue for driving a gold Toyota with an expired registration. Instead, Davis sped off southbound on Bristol Oxford Valley Road.
Court documents show Davis drove into oncoming traffic and through a red light at New Falls Road in his attempted escape. He hit one vehicle and several other vehicles went off the road.
Davis parked his damaged car in the nearby Wawa parking lot, according to a witness. He ran toward Levittown’s Plumridge section. Bristol Township officers reported he threw his bag onto a roof of a home on Parkside Circle.
Authorities soon caught Davis and recovered his bag. It contained bagged crack cocaine, a revolver, and a digital scale. Police also found $1,000 cash in Davis’ Toyota.
Davis pleaded guilty in 2013 to a charge of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. Police had found him with five grams of crack cocaine at the time.