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A Man and Woman Sought for Alleged Auto Burglaries and Other Crimes in Custody

5/31/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A man and woman being sought for their suspected involvement in auto burglaries and other crimes were taken into custody Thursday.

Central Precinct Detective Lenny Peck spotted William Griggs, 54, who is homeless, walking on Fairfield Avenue. Detective Peck took Griggs into custody. After further investigation, the location of the woman, convicted robber Tonia Davenport, 51, was determined to be at a makeshift residence in the 100 block of Green Street.

Davenport initially refused to exit her residence but after a standoff with police, she surrendered herself. She used a stolen credit card at a Fesslers Lane gas station/market in the early morning hours of May 13th. The card was taken a short time earlier from a minivan parked at 43 Hermitage Avenue. When the minivan’s owner returned the vehicle, she discovered the driver’s side window had been shattered and her belongings were gone. Davenport is charged with auto burglary and fraudulent use of a credit card. The judicial commissioner set her bond at $3,500.

Griggs is charged with the May 14th robbery of a Florida man on 8th Avenue South at Korean Veterans Boulevard. Officers were flagged down by the victim at 3 a.m. He reported that the suspect had placed him in a choke hold and taken his wallet and cell phone. Griggs is being held in lieu of $15,500 bond.

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Tonia Davenport, 51

William Griggs, 54

Green Street shed