One arrested after fleeing authorities, attempting to hit deputy with vehicle, deputies say

Deputy shot at vehicle twice, according to investigators

Robert Davis
Robert Davis

HOUSTON – One person is in custody after a chase Tuesday morning on the North Freeway.

Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables said they were responding to an alarm at Sunbelt Rentals, which is located at the North Freeway and Highway 99.

Upon arriving, a deputy said he discovered a blue van parked next to a cut in the chain-link fence that surrounds the business.

As the deputy investigated and began searching the vehicle for occupants, Robert Davis, 40, appeared from around a corner.

The deputy told Davis to raise his hands, but Davis jumped in the driver’s seat, started the vehicle and began to accelerate toward the deputy.

The deputy discharged his firearm and began to pursue Davis, who continued to flee.

Deputies pursued Davis southbound on the North Freeway until a flat front tire disabled the vehicle near Richey Road.

Davis then ditched the van on foot, but was captured in the 16500 block of the North Freeway.

During the investigation, it was discovered that the van driven by Davis was stolen.

Several stolen items located inside of the van were returned to Sunbelt Rentals, and the investigation of other recovered items believed to be stolen will continue.

“Robert Davis was found to have three outstanding warrants for his arrest for burglary of a building, evading in a motor vehicle and criminal mischief. Davis was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail, charged with aggravated assault of a public servant, evading arrest/detention with a motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He received no bond on all three charges out of the 179th District Court,” Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said.