Police arrest Lorain man accused of making three threatening phone calls to Elyria High School

September 27, 2018

Police arrest Lorain man accused of making three threatening phone calls to Elyria High School

ELYRIA, Ohio -- The U.S. Marshal’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested a Lorain man Thursday after Elyria police issued three felony warrants in connection to threatening phone calls that put Elyria High School on lock down for over an hour.

Javiaan Davis, 18, faces a second-degree felony charge of inducing panic, a third-degree felony of making terroristic threats and a fifth-degree felony of making false alarms against Elyria City Schools. 

Elyria High School was placed on lock down for over an hour Sept. 14 after receiving a few threatening phone calls, Elyria police said. 

A male made three phone calls that were “threatening in nature,” police said.

The lock down was lifted after school officials and police determined that the threat was no longer imminent, police said. The Elyria Police Detective Bureau continued the investigation and later learned that Davis was responsible for the calls and issued warrants for his arrest, police said. 

Task Force officers found Davis Thursday on the second floor of a duplex on the 1800 block of East 34th Street in Lorain, Lieutenant James Welsh said. Davis lives on the other side of that duplex, Welsh added.

Davis attempted to evade his arrest by crawling through a small hole in the attic and over to an adjacent vacant apartment, Welsh said. Task Force officers found him hiding inside the cabinet underneath the sink and he was arrested, police say.

After he was arrested, Davis confessed and told detectives that he called Elyria City Schools and made the threats because he was angry with his girlfriend who attended Elyria High School, police say.

Davis was brought to the Lorain County Jail and is being held without bond until his initial court appearance Friday, September 28.

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