COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A Colorado man was apprehended after managing to elude authorities for more than one month. The suspect, identified as 51-year-old Dwight Darrell Davis, is accused of committing a string of 13 robberies around Colorado Springs, Colo.
Police say Davis used various, unusual and sometimes archaic tactics and weapons to rob his victims, who even allegedly included a family member. On several occasions Davis was accused of entering establishments armed with nothing more than a rock or brick. Despite using this Stone Age method, he successfully managed to commit the robberies and elude police.
Two incidents involved Davis reportedly throwing what was assumed to be a flammable liquid onto clerks, then threatening to set them on fire. Davis then allegedly escaped apprehension along with undisclosed amounts of cash. He is presumed to have fled the scene of each incident on foot.
Although police engaged in an intensive manhunt, they believe Davis was able to escape detection because he was a transient. There was also little or no forensic evidence left behind.
According to subsequent reports, Davis began using more modern weapons to commit his crimes, eventually advancing to a knife then a handgun. On May 28, police responded to a call of a burglary in progress. When police arrived, Davis had left the scene, but an officer was able to apprehend him nearby a short time later.
Davis was taken into custody without incident. He is now facing 13 felony charges and is being held in jail under a $100,000 bond.