Eric Davis

Eric Davis

A Montgomery County grand jury returned an indictment that charged a Clarksville suspect with first-degree murder earlier in May. 

Clarksville police went to a shooting call Oct. 22 just before midnight at 930 College St. When officers arrived, they found Ontario Marbury, 31, with a gunshot wound and unresponsive. Marbury was later pronounced dead at the scene. 

Clarksville detectives investigated the case and identified Eric Tyreese Davis Jr., 22, as the suspected shooter. The case was presented to a grand jury, and it returned a single-count indictment on Davis for first-degree murder. 

Deputies served the indictment to Davis, who was already in custody in the Montgomery County Jail on other unrelated charges.  

On Oct. 29, Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies also charged Davis with attempted first-degree murder and a list of other charges. 

Warrants division deputies spotted Davis on Arthur’s Court and tried to pull him over, but Davis refused to stop and led them on a high-speed chase. 

Authorities said Davis stopped his vehicle at the Needmore Road and Bell Road intersection, got out and ran. Deputies caught him after a short foot chase. 

Deputies found cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, scales, wrapping paper and several unknown powder and rock substances at the scene. 

Davis was arrested multiple times since January 2016. Earlier in 2019, he was charged with attempted murder. He bonded out of jail and was arrested in October for reckless endangerment. He bonded out again and failed to make a court appearance, at which time his bonds were revoked, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

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