Man arrested for shooting at workers on construction site and PCSO Deputy, reindicted to include additional charges
FLORENCE, AZ (9/13/13) –Danny Davis, a 53-year-old male, arrested on June 17, 2013 for shooting at 4 individuals, including construction workers and a sheriff’s deputy, was arraigned today on additional charges.
Originally charged by direct complaint, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office now received a 10 count indictment on Davis from the Grand Jury. Davis’ charges include attempted first degree murder, a class 2 dangerous felony; two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, both class 3 dangerous felonies; endangerment, a class 6 dangerous felony; three counts of disorderly conduct with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, all class 6 felonies; and three DUI-related charges, all class 1 misdemeanors.
Aggravating factors filed by Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles allege the offenses were committed out of malice toward the victim because of the nation of origin, involved the infliction or threatened infliction of serious physical injury, and caused physical, emotional or financial harm to the victim. Additional aggravating factors allege the defendant had an opportunity to walk away from the confrontation and his actions had a deliberate quality in the serious offenses.
Davis’ charges relate to shots fired at construction workers at a site located on Marigold Lane and Primrose in the Magma Ranch area of Florence occurring on Monday, June 17, 2013. Additionally, according to the probable cause statement, a Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy responding to the shots fired call was speaking with a reporting party when Davis allegedly pointed a rifle through the passenger side of a vehicle in the direction of a deputy’s patrol car and discharged the weapon again.
Public records indicate nearby deputies heard the shot and located Davis, who matched the description of the suspect from the shots fired call. He was arrested and booked into the Pinal County Detention Center on one count of Attempted First Degree Murder and one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
Davis is held without bond and is scheduled for a pretrial conference on September 23, 2013 at 9:00am before Honorable Judge Georgini. He is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles stated, “Racially motivated crimes deserve some of the harshest aggravated sentences.”
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