Two brothers are facing drug, weapon and burglary charges after reportedly being arrested twice within two days. The men were formally charged in both cases on Aug. 16 in Sequoyah County District Court.
Khalil D. Davis, 25, of Eastover, S.C., and Kwame D. Davis, 23, of Columbia, S.C., are facing charges of unlawful possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute, possess firearm during commission of a felony and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Khalil Davis is facing an additional charge of possession of firearm after former felony conviction.
The brothers were arrested a second time on Aug. 13 after they reportedly broke into a local salvage yard and tried to take back their vehicle, which had been impounded a few days before when they were arrested by troopers on I-40.
In the first report, OHP Trooper Daran Koch reported on Aug. 11 he made a traffic stop on a Dodge SUV for speeding and making a lane change without signaling on I-40, stopping the vehicle at mile marker 307 eastbound.
The trooper reported smelling the raw odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle when he made contact with the driver, Khalil Davis, and his brother, Kwame Davis. Koch said when he brought the driver back to his patrol unit to issue a warning, the smell seemed to be coming from him (Khalil Davis).
Koch and Trooper Cody Craft conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle where they reported finding two trash bags containing 21 bundles of marijuana, 46 THC vape cartridges, a loaded Glock 9mm pistol, a Canik 9 mm pistol, two smaller bags of marijuana, digital scales and numerous packages of THC edibles.
The items were taken into possession and both men were detained and transported to the Sequoyah County Detention Center where they were booked in on their charges.
According to the report, the marijuana weighed in excess of nine pounds and Khalil Davis was found to be a convicted felon.
Khalil Davis received a $28,500 bond and Kwame Davis received an $18,500 bond. Both are now scheduled for a Sept. 21 felony disposition docket before Associate District Judge Kyle Waters.
In the second case regarding both brothers, both men have been charged with burglary in the second degree and malicious injury to property- under $1,000 after reportedly cutting the fence at Hog Creek Salvage with the intent to take back their vehicle, which had been impounded during their first arrest.
Sequoyah County Sheriff‚s deputy Sonny Jasna reported at 11 p.m. on Aug. 12 he was dispatched out for a possible burglary at the salvage yard after a tow truck driver reported seeing two men dressed in black trying to run out of the impound lot.
The business owner told police he believed it was two males he‚d run off the night before after OHP seized their vehicle and brought it to the impound lot. The vehicle was reportedly located where the fence had been cut, according to the probable cause affidavit in the case. A deputy advised while looking over the fence he saw two people walking south on Shirley St. from Redwood and when he walked south on Shirley, he shined his flashlight and saw two men dressed in black walking on the railroad tracks. He reportedly yelled to the two men and commanded them to stop.
Khalil Davis asked the deputy if he could give them a ride to a gas station but when asked where their vehicle was, the two said they didn‚t have a car. The two claimed they were in the area looking for a gas station and something to drink, and said they had been walking for the past three hours. When asked where they were walking from, the men said county jail.
Khalil Davis told police a bondsman dropped them off at Motel 6 but they didn‚t have any money. Both men said they didn‚t have identification so the deputy asked them for their names and dates of birth but Khalil Davis reportedly ignored the deputy. When the deputy told them they fit the description of the two suspects and police were there investigating a crime, Khalil Davis said they didn‚t commit a crime and refused to answer any questions.
Khalil Davis was then placed in handcuffs while his brother refused to identify himself, and then Kwame Davis was also handcuffed and taken into custody. After being read their rights, both men said they no longer wished to speak with officers and were transported separately to the Sequoyah County Detention Center.
Deputy Austin Blackfox later advised while searching the suspects‚ pockets, both men had mesh camo masks and one had a pair of gloves. Deputy Brian Stone reported they also found a backpack containing hyper tough bolt cutters and a pry bar, a pair of gloves, and a pair of slip on sandals.
Khalil Davis and Kwame Davis received a $6,000 bond each in the second case and will appear before Judge Waters on Sept. 21 for both cases.