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Manhunt Ends After 16-Day Search For Murder Suspect

On January 25th, 2021, Haralson County Sheriff’s Office and Bremen Police Department investigators were continuing to pursue possible leads in the on-going manhunt for murder suspect Christian Taylor Davis. One of many tips had been received by Haralson County Sheriff Stacy Williams, indicating a possible address where Davis was intentionally being concealed from law enforcement by the residents. At approximately 11:00 am, investigators arrived at the residence, which is located within the Felton community of Haralson County.

As investigators made contact with one of the occupants at the front door, murder suspect Davis attempted to flee out of a secondary exit of the residence. Davis was quickly apprehended by law enforcement without further incident. A search warrant was obtained for the residence and upon execution of the warrant, several firearms and a quantity of suspected methamphetamines were located within. Three occupants of the residence had been initially detained during the execution of the search warrant; they were later arrested and currently face criminal charges for hindering the apprehension of Davis, along with other pending charges. A manhunt that has lasted over 16 days and involved hundreds of manhours from multiple agencies has finally concluded.

Sheriff Stacy Williams and the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following for their ongoing assistance during this investigation: Governor Brian Kemp and the Governor’s Office of Georgia, Director Vic Reynolds of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Sheriff Gary Gulledge of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, Commission Chairman Ronnie Ridley and the Haralson County Board of Commissioners, Chief Keith Pesnell of the Bremen Police Department, Chief Brian Walker of the Haralson County Fire Department, Deputy Director Robert Bell of the Haralson County Emergency Management Agency, Director Cathy Thompson of Haralson County E-911, Denise Dillon of Fox 5 Atlanta, Colin Worthington of Gradick Communications, and Editor Laura Camper of the Gateway-Beacon.

The Haralson County Sheriff’s Office would also like to thank the numerous personnel from the following law enforcement agencies who contributed their invaluable efforts during the course of this investigation: Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, Bremen Police Department, Carrollton Police Department, Paulding-Haralson Drug Task Force, Haralson County Fire/EMA, Haralson County E-911, Georgia Department of Community Supervision, Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and United States Marshals Service.

Finally, we would like to thank the concerned citizens of Haralson County who supported our on-going efforts to locate a wanted fugitive, who provided information and tips to help guide our diligent efforts, and who prayed continually for the safe conclusion of an exhaustive manhunt. Regarding any further questions, please contact Captain Edwin Ivey (Public Information Officer) or the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

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