For Immediate Release
|March 23, 2011||SIDU.S.M Marty West, Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 942-8395|
|U.S. Marshals Capture Sexual Assault Subject in Killearn Estates|
Tallahassee, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida
Regional Fugitive Task Force today announced the arrest of Lyndell Davis, 48, of
Tallahassee, Florida for the offenses of Armed Kidnapping, Armed Sexual Assault,
and Armed Robbery on a Miami Police Department case dating back to 1988. Miami
Dade Police Detectives made the connection on the unsolved case involving the
kidnapping, rape, and robbery of a 16 year old female after receiving a DNA
match for Davis through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Combined DNA Index
System. An affidavit filed by detectives alleged that on May 23, 1988 the victim
in the above case was followed by an unknown black male after getting off a
Metro Bus near her residence while returning from her after school job. The
victim was rushed from behind and forcibly dragged into a parking lot behind a
nearby church where the male suspect proceeded to forcibly rape and rob her.
Miami Dade Police Detectives assigned to the Special Victim’s Bureau, Sexual
Crimes Section had been searching for Davis for the past month and had recently
received information that Davis was in the Tallahassee, Florida area. Miami Dade
Police Department (MDPD) Detectives contacted the U.S. Marshals task force who
quickly located Davis in the 4000 block of Ardara Drive in the Killearn Estates
area. Davis, who was outside his residence doing yard work at the time, was
quickly surrounded and arrested without incident. Davis is currently being held
in the Leon County Jail awaiting removal back to Miami, Florida.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.