Davis Pleads Guilty to POCS Charge; Five Others Including Murder Dismissed, Declined

November 9, 2021 - Alvin Davis II, 30, of Center had several cases to face in court which recently had varying outcomes, some of which were due to complications with available evidence.

According to court documents, the case against Davis for possession of a controlled substance was heard in the 123rd Judicial District Court before Judge Leann Kay Rafferty. Representing the state was Lynda K. Russell, 123rd Judicial Assistant District Attorney, and representing Davis was Clay Thomas.

Davis pleaded guilty to the May 14, 2018 offense of possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree felony, and when sentence was imposed on October 4, 2021, received eight years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division to run concurrently with a 2015 charge of evading arrest, and a 2016 charge of assault causing bodily injury - family violence, for which Davis received 10 years for each of those charges. Davis also had 1,675 days credit for time served.

In conjunction with Davis' plea, the state dismissed the capital murder by terroristic threat case against Davis relating to the death of Brakia Rashed Roland in 2018, an aggravated sexual assault case, as well as a case for burglary of a building. The state also would decline a pending case of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and aggravated robbery.

The District Attorney's office indicates there were evidentiary problems that couldn't be overcome regarding the murder case. "In the event further evidence is produced or educed, we'll be more than happy to pursue it," said Karren Price, 123rd District Attorney.

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