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Former Carmi Man with History of Mental Instability Arrested for Burglary in Evansville

Jeremy DavisA former Carmi man with a record of assault and battery charges along with a history of mental instability has been arrested in Evansville.  35 year old Jeremy Davis is charged with a Level 5 felony of Commercial Burglary, Institutional Criminal Mischief and faces a misdemeanor charge of theft.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded Thursday morning to a report of burglary at Dove Chapel Baptist Church on Nurrenbern Road.  The 911 call came in around 9:45 indicating a staff member had discovered broken windows and disturbed items inside the church.  Sheriff’s deputies entered the building and encountered Davis who claimed to be “Jesus Christ” and then retreated into an adjacent room.

Additional units were called in including a K9 team.  After repeated warnings, the report says the suspect refused to surrender resulting in the K9 unit being deployed.  Davis was subdued, sustaining a bite on his left leg in the process.  He was taken to the hospital for treatment prior to being booked in the Vanderburgh County Jail.

It was about 3 years ago when Davis threatened and eventually attacked a mental health care worker while the pair were traveling to a hospital for treatment.  Following the altercation, Davis fled on foot resulting in Brownsville School being placed on lockdown.  While on the lam, Davis broke into a home and stole a vehicle before being captured a day later.