Arrested 95 times, Elbert Davis has track record of trying to run down police

August 20, 2018 06:57 PM

The man arrested for running a stolen car at two Brighton Police officers in early August, has a track record of trying to run down police officers with stolen cars. 

His name is Elbert Davis.  

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Davis is in the Monroe County Jail accused of fleeing police in a stolen car, crashing through neighborhoods in Brighton and Henrietta and then trying to hit two Brighton Police officers with the stolen car. That happened on August 2nd. 

After his arrest, News10NBC obtained the transcripts of Davis' parole hearings starting in 2009. 

That's how we found out about his arrest for fleeing Rochester Police in a stolen car in 2013. At his parole hearing for that crime, the Parole Board Commissioner said "in the attempt to do so (DAVIS) almost struck a police officer who was in a marked police car."
Brean: "When you hear that, what do you think?"
Veronica Davis, Elbert Davis' ex-wife: "When I hear that I think he gets seriously disturbed."

Veronica Davis is Elbert Davis' ex-wife. She says they met in drug rehab in the early 90's. She didn't want to go on camera but she let me record our phone call. 

"He needs to be picked up off the streets because the streets are not helping him," she said. "And they should stop letting him out."

But that's what happens. 
News10NBC analyzed police arrest records, New York State Department of Corrections records and the Division of Parole transcripts. They show Davis has been arrested 95 times since 1986. 

The records show every time Davis gets sent to prison, he gets out in about two years. The transcripts we read today show Parole Board Commissioners know he's trouble. 

When State Senator Pat Gallivan was the Commissioner for Davis' hearing in 2009 he said to Davis, "eighty-nine arrests. That's nuts. You will die in prison if you go back to the life you lived."

The transcript shows Davis agreed with Senator Gallivan. 

But the records show Davis went back to prison at least two more times. 

And then this year, Davis pled guilty to burglary. Against the wishes of the Monroe County District Attorney, Davis was sent by Monroe County Court Judge Vincent Dinolfo to a 90 day drug boot camp instead of state prison. Two months after he got out, Davis was arrested for driving a stolen car trying to run down police again. 

"They keep him for two or three years and they let him out. No! No! Because he'll get out and do the same thing over again." Veronica Davis said. "The more they let him out, the more he's going to go back. The more crime he going to do."
The Parole transcripts show Davis is a model prisoner and is eligible for early parole hearings because of his behavior. But transcripts also show Davis was denied parole every time he was in front of the Parole Board. 

Here's a direct quote from Davis: "I realize that I am getting too old to keep repeating the same childish stuff." 

That was at his Parole hearing in 2010. He's been arrested five times since then.

When Davis is asked why he has been arrested so many time he said he was addicted to "crack cocaine." 


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