Investigation of Personal Robbery in Centennial Park Lands 3 Convicted Felons Back in Jail
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Three convicted felons are back in the Metro Jail in connection with this afternoon’s robbery and vehicle theft near Centennial Park.
The 32-year-old victim reported that he parked his 2001 Camry in the 2700 block of Poston Avenue and then walked to the pavilion in Centennial Park to meet friends. Once there, he was approached by an acquaintance, Donovan Harmon, 29, and a second man. Both men produced handguns and demanded the victim’s belongings, including his pants. The suspects found the victim’s car keys in his pants’ pocket. They then fled in the Camry which was later discovered through a remote GPS device to be at 632 Rowan Drive.
Midtown Hills Precinct undercover detectives, Canine Officer Dustin Chester, and a police helicopter responded to 632 Rowan Drive where the stolen Camry was found parked in the driveway, unoccupied. Officers saw several men, including Donovan Harmon, get into a silver Chevrolet Malibu that was parked behind the Camry. When officers approached the Malibu, the driver and resident of 632 Rowan Drive, Demarcus Davis, 31, accelerated and drove through the front yard. Officer Chester was forced to quickly back up in order not to be struck by the Malibu.
The police helicopter followed the Malibu to a dead end on Gwynwood Drive where the occupants fled on foot. Officer Chester and his partner Riggs pursued and apprehended Davis who, prior to his capture, threw a plastic bag into a wooded area. Recovered from the bag were 18 grams of heroin, 18 grams of cocaine, pills, and marijuana. Davis had $1,121 cash on his person. Davis is being charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, felony evading arrest, felony heroin possession and felony cocaine possession.
Officers took Harmon and a third man, Lewis Perkins, 28, into custody. Harmon was positively identified as one of the robbers. He is being charged with aggravated robbery. Perkins, who was seen driving the stolen Camry, is being charged with vehicle theft.