A man wanted on drug charges in Texas has been arrested in South Charleston, said Cpl. B.D. Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.
James Earl Davis, 37, was arrested Monday by members of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau and the South Charleston Police Department on charges of being a fugitive from justice, Humphreys said. Davis was wanted for failure to appear on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in Belle County, Texas.
Davis was leaving his place of employment in South Charleston and attempted to flee when he encountered law enforcement officers, Humphreys said. However, he was captured and taken into custody without incident.
Information was received that James Davis was residing on 10th Avenue in South Charleston and was using the alias of Robderick Detoti Mitchell. Upon arrest, officers discovered forged documents pertaining to his false identity.
Davis was taken before a Kanawha County magistrate and then lodged in South Central Regional Jail pending extradition to Texas.