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Dale Wayne Davis
Dale Wayne Davis

     A rural Mountain Home man, 30 year old DALE WAYNE DAVIS, turned himself in at the Detention Center this morning on an outstanding arrest warrant that was issued for him following an investigation into a violent domestic disturbance incident that occurred on June 20th.

     The Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic disturbance involving a firearm at 4285 Norfork River Road on Saturday, June 20th.  Deputies responded and made contact with a female victim.  The alleged offender, DALE DAVIS, had left the scene before deputies arrived.  The victim told deputies she had arrived home from work earlier that afternoon and found her husband, DALE DAVIS, to be very intoxicated and in a severe state of agitation.  An argument ensued, and threats began to be made against the victim, whereupon she stated her intent to call law enforcement.  DAVIS then left the residence, and the victim locked the door behind him.

     Afterward, DAVIS kicked the door in and re-entered the residence with the argument continuing and threats continuing to be made.  The victim called a third party to come over and attempt to try and calm DAVIS down.  After the third party arrived, DAVIS continued to be violent and punched two holes in the wall.  The third party then left.  DAVIS took the victim's phone away from her so she could not call law enforcement, and he also retrieved a firearm from a closet.  The victim stated she tried to leave and run to the neighbor's house.  DAVIS ran out before her and told her he was taking her vehicle.  The victim said she ran past him, and she then heard a gunshot "behind her head".  The victim stopped, DAVIS got in front of her, and he then discharged the firearm into the ground at her feet.  When she tried to move again, he shot into the ground again.  DAVIS was then alleged to have pointed the gun at the victim's face and threw her phone on the ground.  When the victim bent down to pick the phone up, DAVIS then fired another round at her hand.  DAVIS then grabbed the victim's phone, got into a vehicle, and left the scene. 

     A small child was present when these events occurred.

     Sheriff's Deputies searched for DAVIS, but he was not found.  Investigators then obtained a warrant for the arrest of DALE DAVIS.  He was booked into the Detention Center today on charges of:

Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member - Felony
Endangering the Welfare of a Minor in the First Degree - Felony
Interference with Emergency Communications Device - Misdemeanor

     He was released from custody after posting $50,000 bond, with a no contact order being issued to prohibit his having any contact with the victim.  He is scheduled to appear before the Circuit Court to answer on July 16th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff