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Lorain man already in prison faces nine additional felonies

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    Javiaan Davis



ELYRIA — A Lorain man already serving four years in prison for making bomb threats to Elyria High School last year faces nine more felonies in connection with a car chase involving Lorain police officers in April.

Javiaan Davis, 19, was indicted on three counts of vehicular assault, one count of failure to comply and one count of having weapons under disability, all third-degree felonies; one count each of carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, both fourth-degree felonies; and one count each of obstructing official business and failure to stop after an accident, both fifth-degree felonies.

The charges were handed up by a Lorain County grand jury on Wednesday. Court records did not indicate when Davis’s first appearance in Lorain County Common Pleas Court will be, or whether he has an attorney.

On April 13, Lorain police said, officers tried to stop Davis for driving erratically and possibly intoxicated, as well as without a valid license in the area of East 29th Street in Lorain. He drove through a field, struck another car, flipped his car and fled on foot.

His passenger and three other people in the car Davis hit were hospitalized, according to Lorain police. A loaded handgun and an open bottle of alcohol were found in the car Davis was driving, police said.

Davis is forbidden from owning or possessing any firearms due to prior criminal convictions. Deputy U.S. marshals and the Lorain County Drug Task Force eventually found Davis and arrested him May 21.

That same month, Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery sentenced Davis to prison for inducing panic, making terroristic threats and making false alarms. Davis had pleaded guilty to those charges in April, admitting that he made three phone calls containing threats to Elyria High School on Sept. 14, 2018.

The school went on exterior lockdown for more than an hour until police and officials could clear the area. Davis confessed he made the threats because he was mad at his girlfriend, a student at the school, and was free on bond awaiting sentence during the incident in April.

Contact Dave O’Brien at (440) 329-7129 or do’brien@chroniclet.com. Follow him at @daveobrienCT on Twitter.

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