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Man Arrested For Resisting After Brother Falsely Reports Warrant Twice


At about 2:21pm Friday afternoon, Turlock Police responded to a warrant arrest at a residence in the 4100 block of Piccadilly Lane.

A man’s brother had called to falsely report for the second time that his brother,  Amari Davis, 20, of Merced, was at the residence and had a warrant, because he wanted to get him out of the house.

Coincidentally, someone with the same name as Davis had a felony warrant out of San Bernardino County, however, he had a different date of birth. This wasn’t immediately noticed.

Officers arrived at the residence and attempted to contact Davis.

As an officer took a perimeter position at Piccadilly Lane and Garden Gate Way, he noticed someone later identified as Davis running westbound on Garden Gate.

Having reasonable suspicion that Davis was involved in the incident and attempting to flee, the officer chased Davis and gave him several lawful orders to stop.

Davis continued running until the officer lost sight of him.

As the officer stood in front of a residence in the 4000 block of Laurel Walk Lane, the homeowner walked out and stated that Davis was in his backyard.

Officers entered the residence with the owner and entered the backyard, where Davis began attempting to flee again. Davis was eventually detained.

Davis was identified and it was at that point discovered that he wasn’t the same person who had the warrant.

Despite this, officers had a lawful reason to stop Davis due to their reasonable suspicion, so he was arrested. Had Davis complied with officers and not run for no reason, he wouldn’t have been arrested.

Davis was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on the charge of obstructing or resisting a public officer in the discharge of their duty.

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