Strong-Armed Robbery Suspect Assaults Officer

On May 30, 2019 around 1:45 am, 32-year-old Tyler Davis arrived at the Quick Trip located at 1995 N. Arizona Avenue in a ride share vehicle.  With a bandanna covering his face, Davis entered the business with a note demanding money from the cash register.  After grabbing a 12-pack of beer, Davis presented the note to the clerk.

Instead, the clerk called 911.  Davis immediately left the store without any money and re-entered the back seat of the ride share vehicle Davis arrived in.  Meanwhile a Chandler Police Officer, who was unaware of the unfolding incident, arrived at the Quick Trip for a break (The call had not been dispatched to patrol officers when the Officer arrived at the QT).

The store clerk quickly summoned the Officer to Davis’ location.  As the Officer initiated contact with Davis in the backseat of the ride share vehicle, a second Chandler Police Officer arrived on-scene.  As the two officers attempted to detain Davis and investigate the incident, Davis allegedly kicked one of the officers two times in the leg.

Davis was eventually taken into custody.  Davis was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on one count of Attempted Robbery, one count of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, and one count of Resisting Arrest.   The officer assaulted in this incident did not require hospitalization.