Manhattan man arrested in connection with attempted second-degree murder

Devon Davis, 28, taken into custody while allegedly burglarizing residence

Authorities with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and the Riley County Police Department responded to the 4100 block of Taneil Road in Manhattan after a burglary was reported Saturday. (Google Maps)

A Manhattan man was arrested Saturday in connection with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated burglary and other offenses.


At 9:26 a.m. Saturday, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office received a transferred 911 call from the Riley County Police Department. The caller reported a burglary in progress in the 8400 block of Junietta Road. The caller reported that a black male in his late 20s to early 30s had entered the residence and threatened to harm the caller. The man left the residence driving a green four-door Ford with the trunk tied down with a rope, Pottawatomie County sheriff Greg Riat said in a news release.

While Pottawatomie authorities were meeting with the victim, another 911 call came in at 9:50 a.m. from the 4100 block of Taneil Road, about two miles away. The second caller reported a male driving a green Ford Crown Victoria with its trunk tied down had pulled into a neighbor’s residence. The male driver entered the residence through a broken part of the garage, Riat said.

Responding officers located the man inside the residence. He was taken into custody without incident, Riat said.

The man was identified as Devon Davis, 28, of Manhattan. Davis was arrested in connection with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, criminal threat, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass.

Bond was set at $250,000, Riat said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Derek Cid at (785) 457-3353.



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