Murder suspect arrested in Petersburg
By Staff Reports
Feb 26, 2013, 17:26
PETERSBURG — A fugitive wanted in a Hampton killing has been arrested in the Pecan Acres public housing development in Petersburg.
Davon Pierre Brooks, 23, of the 2000 block of Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, was arrested Thursday on outstanding warrants for second-degree murder, two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, one count of aggravated malicious wounding and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Hampton police.
Brooks had pleaded guilty to felony cocaine possession in 2008, according to online court records. He was sentenced to three years in prison but it was suspended and he was given three years of probation.
He also faced charges of brandishing a gun later in 2008 but charges were dropped. He then faced similar charges again in 2010 and was sentenced to a year in prison with all but three months suspended, according to court records.
Brooks was taken into custody Thursday by Chesterfield Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force in the 600 block of Cottonwood Drive, Petersburg. He is being held in the Hampton City Jail.
On Sept. 6 at at 9:32 p.m., Hampton police received a 911 call about a shooting in the first block of Pacific Drive. Police found Sam Edward Small, a 52, of Hampton, inside his home suffering from a single gunshot wound to the upper torso. He was taken to a local hospital where he died eight days later.
Police say there was an argument in the home between the suspect and victim before the shooting.