Left to right: Defendants Justin Davis and Barrington Gray
Eighth Squad detectives report the arrest of two Amityville men for an incident that occurred on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 10:35 am in Levittown.
According to detectives, Justin Davis, 21, of 49 Brandon Avenue and Barrington Gray, 33, of the same address, while inside Staples, 2987 Hempstead Turnpike, attempted to leave the store with unpaid for merchandise which included a printer and an office chair. After being confronted by the store manager, the 41 year old female was struck in the head with printer box causing her to sustain a minor head injury. After dropping the printer on the ground, both subjects were then seen entering a gray Mitsubishi with the chair and fleeing the parking lot. 911 was then contacted.
A notification was then broadcast to area units and a short time later the vehicle was located driving on Hempstead Turnpike. After following the vehicle onto an entrance ramp of the Southern State Parkway, both Davis and Gray stopped, exited the car and fled on foot. Gray, the passenger of the vehicle, was apprehended and placed into custody. While attempting to place Davis into custody, he struck the arresting officer causing him to sustain a laceration to his ear. He again fled and was eventually placed into custody by assisting officers who located him in a nearby sump.
Davis is charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree. Gray is charged with Robbery 2nd Degree.
Both defendants will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 4/15/2020.
Details by: Det. Rubino/8th Squad 04/15/20/0420/6672