Wanted man surrenders to police in connection with Hickory homicide

Tevin Jerome Davis
Tevin Jerome Davis Courtesy of WBTV, the Observer’s news partner

A man already awaiting trial on assault and firearm charges turned himself in to police on Thursday in connection with the shooting death of a man in Hickory earlier this week, police said.

Investigators on Monday were sent to an Eighth Avenue Drive SE home at about 11:40 p.m. in reference to the death of Lancelot Kenyatta Ellison, 46, of Georgia. When police arrived, they found Ellison dead of gunshot wounds, according to a news release. They also found marijuana in the house.

After an investigation, authorities issued warrants for Tevin Jerome Davis, 23. Police solicited help from the public in finding Davis. He was considered armed and dangerous.

Davis, police said, was out on bond, awaiting trial on multiple charges including assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm by a felon and common law robbery.

At 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Davis turned himself in to authorities at the Hickory Police Department, the release states. He is charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of second-degree kidnapping. On Thursday, he was being held in jail without bail.

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