Langsville man arrested in vehicle theft


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POMEROY — A Langsville man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the theft of a vehicle found torched last month.

Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reported in a news release on Monday afternoon that Anthony G. Davis, 29, of Langsville, had been arrested for his alleged involvement with the Feb. 8 theft of a vehicle from a residence in Syracuse.

A report was filed by Casey Pickens on Feb. 8 regarding the theft of his 2006 Hyundai Tiburon. Pickens’s vehicle was later located that same day burned on Buck Run Road outside of Wilkesville.

During the course of the investigation, information was obtained that allegedly placed Davis in the stolen vehicle. Felony charges of receiving stolen property and tampering with evidence had been filed against Davis in relation to that incident.

On Feb. 23, Deputy Chris Jones attempted to stop Davis in a motor vehicle on State Route 124 near Salem Center on the outstanding warrant issued out of the Meigs County Court. Davis refused to stop and was pursued through parts of Meigs and Vinton Counties before deputies lost sight of the vehicle. Davis was later apprehended by Deputy Chris Jones at a residence near Wilkesville and is currently incarcerated in jail.

Davis was charged with fleeing and eluding, a felony of the fourth degree, in that incident.

Davis has also been implicated in other investigations as well.

Davis is facing additional charges of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony, for the alleged theft of a 2015 Polaris Razr which was stolen from Aaron Sellers from Syracuse on Feb. 12. Deputy Jeff Perry, while investigating this case was able to obtain statements and recover the stolen Razr on March 2. The Razr has been returned to Sellers.

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