IMPD Detectives Make Violent Serial Robber Arrest

INDIANAPOLIS – In November of 2019, detectives from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Robbery Unit began an investigation into several business robberies throughout Indianapolis with similar characteristics. As a result of that investigation, 49-year-old Jerry L. Davis was arrested and charged in Marion County Superior Court with robbery, strangulation, battery, battery resulting in bodily injury, and corrupt business influence.

Jerry L. Davis

According to the Probable Cause Affidavit, on several occasions during the commission of the robberies, Davis assaulted business employees, which included the use of a weapon and strangulation.

Davis was arrested on November 20, 2019, after an attempted robbery of the Speedway Gas Station, 4830 W. 38th Street and a completed robbery at the Denny’s Restaurant, 2490 N. Post Road. At the time of Davis’ arrest he had an unrelated parole violation warrant for a previous robbery conviction. Davis was released from prison in February of 2019 and had been convicted of robbery on several other occasions.

Davis is alleged to have committed robberies at the following businesses:

November 8, 2019 – IP19125784              2201 E. Broad Ripple Ave    21st Amendment Liquors
November 11, 2019 – IP19126513           2080 N. Shadeland Ave.   Circle K
November 11, 2019- IP190126568          7050 E. 21st Street            Subway
November 12, 2019 -IP190127189          7103 N. Keystone Ave.       Speedway
November 13, 2019 –  IP190127400        5016 E. 62nd Street.          A Taste of Indiana
November 18, 2019 – IP190129085         5990 E. 71st Street.            Speedway
November 18, 2019 – IP19129165            2808 Westlane Road         Dollar General
November 20, 2019 – IP19129933         4830 W. 38th Street.          Speedway
November 20, 2019 – IP19-0129946       2490 Post Drive                   Denny’s

From the re-establishment of the Indianapolis Violence Reduction Partnership, to the creation of the innovative Indianapolis Crime Gun Intelligence Center, IMPD officers and detectives continue to work diligently alongside our partners to combat violent crime impacting our city.

The IMPD reminds residents that while belongings can be replaced, you cannot. In the event you are a victim or present during a robbery, maintain a safe distance and be a good witness. When it is safe, call the police, then stay and speak to officers about what you saw. During the holiday season especially, the IMPD encourages residents to take steps to prevent crimes of opportunity, including concealing wallets and purses inside outerwear, storing any belongings out of sight in the trunk of your vehicle, and never leaving your car to warm up unattended.

A charge of a crime is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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