Colorado Springs

Who is Derrick Davis?

COLORADO SPRINGS - We are learning more about the man arrested in connection with the murder of a Colorado Springs auto shop owner. 

Derrick Davis was arrested on July 15 in Bloomington, Minn. for first-degree murder after the body of George Maldonado was found at the Full Throttle Auto Service just days before. 

READ MORE: Owner of COS auto shop killed, another hospitalized during early morning robbery

This isn't the first time he has had a run-in with the law. 

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, on November 19, 2007, he was found guilty of possession of schedule II controlled substance with intent. 

It doesn't stop there. On December 14, 2016, detectives did a home check with Davis after he was acting suspiciously outside of the El Paso County Jail. 

While looking around his home off Fernwood Drive, officers came in contact with several known prostitutes. One of them stated that Davis was storing drugs and weapons inside of a nearby green Cadillac.

Inside the truck, officers found the following:

  • .45 caliber handgun with a fully loaded magazine of eight .45 caliber rounds and a live round in the chamber. 
  • 3 bags of marijuana
  • 3 bags of suspected methamphetamine
  • 2 bags of suspected heroin
  • 1 bag containing a piece of suspected crack cocaine
  • 1 bag of suspected cocaine powder
  • Hundreds of prescription pills
  • $8,460 

Speeding up to Tuesday, August 15, 2017,  Davis appears in court. 

Prosecutors asked the judge to preserve physical evidence, including text messages between the two suspects and officers at the scene of Davis' arrest. He will be back in court in September. 

The second man wanted in the crime is Eric William Grant. He is still on the run and police ask that you contact 911 immediately if you see him. Grant is considered to be armed and dangerous. 


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