Spruce Pine Man Charged with Escape & Other New Charges

November 13, 2017
by Staff Reports

A 43 year old Spruce Pine man has been charged with Escape from community corrections, as well as Failure to Appear in Franklin County. Authorities say twice-incarcerated Joel Benton Davis was returned to custody on Sunday. Davis also has a 2007 arrest for selling drugs to a 16 year old female. He remains the Franklin County Detention Center as of Monday afternoon without bail on the original charges of attempting to commit a controlled substance crime as well as escape.

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