Trafficking Suspect Who Escaped Arrest Recaptured 2 Weeks Later
A 35-year-old man from Cottondale who escaped arrest after a traffic stop in February is back in police custody, according to court documents filed last week.
Davin Keon Washington was arrested on March 4 in Tuscaloosa County and charged with third-degree escape and trafficking methamphetamines.
According to police records, Washington was originally arrested 2 weeks earlier on February 19 after he was stopped for a traffic violation.
A man who was in the passenger seat reportedly fled the vehicle as Tuscaloosa Police officers went to run his information.
One officer went after the fleeing suspect while the other stayed behind with Washington. The second officer was able to place one handcuff on Washington before he allegedly pushed the arresting officer over and also fled the scene on foot.
After Washington escaped, officers searched the vehicle where reportedly they found a handgun under the driver’s seat and 34 grams of ecstasy in the center console.
TPD Officers and agents of the US Marshals Task Force caught up with Washington last Thursday at a house in Holt and were able to properly arrest him. Officers also allegedly found 55 grams of marijuana inside the house, and in addition to the charges stemming from the February traffic stop, Washington was charged with first-degree possession of marijuana.
Washington remained in the Tuscaloosa County Jail Wednesday afternoon.