Man jailed on firearms charges

Sherry Matthews Editor

November 12, 2013

A 42-year-old Sampson County man remained in jail Tuesday afternoon charged with two felonies following an incident that occurred Sunday night at his Lucas Road residence.

Dallis Joseph Davis, of 448 Lucas Road, is facing charges of assault by pointing a gun, possession of a firearm by felon and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was taken into custody around 10:40 p.m. Sunday by officers called to the residence in reference to a domestic incident.

Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Pope said the daughter of the alleged victim called officers to report that Davis had pointed a gun at her father. An altercation between Davis and the victim, reports show, likely led to the incident.

Davis left the scene and officers located him in a small building next to the house. When investigators finally got Davis to open the door, Pope said in plain sight was a rifle and assorted drug paraphernalia, including a glass pipe and some scales.

The Sampson man was immediately taken into custody and charged. He was jailed under a $7,500 and a Dec. 6 court date was set.

According to an incident report, officers seized a riffle, an air pistol, ammunition, spoons, pipes, a wire push rod and knives at the time of Davis’ arrest.