Anthony Davis, Minot, charged with multiple offenses after reported shooting Saturday
Court records show that Anthony Lee Davis, 29, of Minot, has been charged with three Class C felony counts of reckless endangerment with a dangerous weapon, two counts of Class C felony terrorizing, two counts of Class C felony aggravated assault, Class C felony felon in possession of a firearm, Class C felony unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and Class A misdemeanor reckless driving following multiple reported shooting incidents on Saturday in Minot.
Minot police had initially said Davis would be charged with Class A felony attempted murder and other charges after Davis was arrested on Saturday, but court records show that the Ward County State’s Attorney’s Office decided to file a lesser Class C felony aggravated assault charge against Davis for that offense and to file some of the other charges differently than had first been announced by police.
Davis made an initial appearance on the charges on Tuesday before North Central District Court Judge Richard Hagar, who set bond at $100,000 cash or corporate surety, ordered Davis to undergo drug testing if he makes bond, and to stay away from most of the alleged victims in the incident.
“I apologize to all the victims,” Davis told the court.
Hagar told Davis the apology was appreciated, as it sounds like “you definitely scared a lot of people.”
According to a probable cause filed with the court in a related municipal court case, a dispatcher received reports at 5:10 p.m. Saturday of gunshots coming from a southbound gold Chrysler 300 that then left the scene in the 500 block of 27th Avenue NW. One man called police and reported that he had been shot at while he was turning south on 4th Street NW from 27th Avenue NW. His car had been struck by a bullet which shattered his back passenger window.
At 5:43 p.m., the dispatcher received a call from a second man who reported that he had been shot in the arm by a man driving a gold car while he was driving on South Broadway. The injured man was able to drive himself to the Trinity Hospital emergency room.
Other witnesses reported that Davis was driving at a high rate of speed west on 14th Avenue SW when he encountered a 2016 Honda CRV that was also headed west on the roadway. Witnesses said Davis appeared to try to drive around the Honda, lost control, overcorrected, and rolled the car twice before it came to rest again on all four tires. In the process, Davis struck the Honda on the rear driver’s side. The driver and the passenger in the Honda sustained minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment, according to the affidavit.
At 5:46 p.m., police found the wrecked Chrysler 300 in the 100 block of 14th Avenue SW. Witnesses said Davis, the driver of the Chrysler 300, had fled the scene of the crash, running north on 1st Street SW toward 13th Avenue SW. A third man later told police that he had seen Davis walking north, holding a pistol in his hand. The man ran toward the back of his house and Davis walked up to the fence of his yard, yelled at him and others who were present not to call the police, and fired a round into the air. Davis then walked away, but was caught by officers and detained in the 1300 block of 1st Street SW. Davis was found to be in possession of a Mossberg semiautomatic 9mm pistol. According to the affidavit, the arresting officers suspected Davis was under the influence of illegal drugs because he was combative and behaving irrationally.
The woman who owns the gold Chrysler 300 told police that Davis did not have permission to drive her car, said Davis called her while he was driving around on Saturday and she could hear him firing his gun, and told police that Davis had threatened to drive to her workplace and shoot her, according to the affidavit.
Davis is currently on supervised probation for an unrelated offense of Class C felony terrorizing and Class C felony felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced in 2019 in district court in Minot to five years in prison, with a requirement that he serve two years, and three years of supervised probation for brandishing a gun at a resident in a northwest Minot apartment building as part of an ongoing dispute.