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Authorities say one gun thief hit another with a gun

— When one suspected thief tried to sell stolen goods to two other men, he ended up being hit over the head with a gun and robbed, according to an arrest report released Monday.

Dennis Terrio Davis, 32, 3705 Vilabella St., Sebring, the man accused of hitting the other with the gun, was arrested on a warrant and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

The report said the man who was hit on the head identified Davis as the man who attacked him.

Earlier this year, the victim who was hit on the head, was identified as a suspect in a burglary on Lake Josephine Road that involved the theft of several firearms, the report said.

The report mentions a second burglary on Higson Avenue in the Sebring area, but doesn’t state whether the victim was also a suspect in that burglary. However, the investigation of that burglary led to Davis’ arrest, the report said.

Investigators determined a third man was a suspect in the Higson Avenue burglary, the report said.

The third man, who had photos of suspected stolen firearms on his cellphone, told investigators he was present when Davis hit the man on the head when the supposed sale was going down at the victim’s home, the report said.

The man told investigators that Davis and he left the house after taking the firearms. The victim said he was afraid of Davis and that Davis was not afraid to go back to jail.

Highlands County Clerk of Court records show that Davis was arrested in August 2013 and charged with driving while license suspended, resisting an officer without violence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. On Nov. 18, 2013, he was placed on probation for a year, court records show.


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