SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Police need your help finding a man wanted on four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, after attacking his housemates with a knife and fork.
When police arrived at 49 Dexter Street around 2:00 a.m. February 3, 19-year-old Jaylen Davis was gone.
The inside of the house was destroyed and Davis’ roommates, including their landlord, were injured – victims of a brutal assault with kitchen utensils moments earlier.
An attack, police say, was prompted by Davis discovering someone took his food .
“…and then when Jaylen went into the kitchen and saw someone had took his food he paid for, he went a little crazy,” says Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney.
Armed with knife and fork, Davis allegedly started attacking the other people in the house, and at the same time, destroying furtniture, including tables, chairs, the television and a microwave.
Unable to calm him down, one roommate grabbed a bottle of deodorant.
Delaney adds, “They just took the deodorant quickly thinking, sprayed Mr. Davis. That slowed him down and stopped him from assaulting the people there.”
That also gave the landlord time to call 911.
When police showed up, the search for Davis began.
When the phone rang, Davis was on the other end of the line, threatening to come back and continue his assault, but he was unaware police were on-scene.
“Sure enough he came be-bopping down the street and they locked him up,” Delaney says.
Davis was arraigned, but skipped out on his court date.
Police say he’s wanted on several counts of assault and battery, malicious damage to property, and threatening to commit murder.
It’s believed that Davis is somewhere in the Springfield area.