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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Police nab fugitive after hours-long Avoca chase

  • The subject of a 24-hour manhunt was sent to Wayne County Jail, Wednesday, with bail set at $5,000.

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  • The subject of a 24-hour manhunt was sent to Wayne County Jail, Wednesday, with bail set at $5,000.
    Tyler Davis, 19, of Penn Yan was reportedly taken into custody around noon Wednesday by state police.
    Davis, a former Avoca resident, led law enforcement on a chase through the thickly wooded hills between Avoca Central School and County Route 7. According to state police, Davis grew up on the county road and still has family and friends there.
    The manhunt began Tuesday when police responded to a report around 1:50 p.m. of a suspicious vehicle parked in a cemetery near Avoca Central School.
    Davis then fled the scene, disappearing into the 500 square-acre wooded area.
    At the time of the search, law enforcement was concerned Davis might be armed with a hand gun and advised school officials of the incident. The school went on lockdown, remaining in their classrooms until they were dismissed just before 4 p.m.
    Davis was found around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on County Route 7 and taken into custody. Troopers said he was unarmed at the time of his arrest.
    Davis was first charged in Avoca Town Court with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and unlawful possession of marijuana.
    He was then transported to the town of Macedon, in Wayne County, where he was charged with fourth-degree Grand Larceny in connection with the alleged theft of a privately owned four-door Jeep, according to the Macedon police department.
    Davis was remanded to Wayne County Jail, on $5,000 bail, and is scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. Oct. 16.
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