PD Police: Man Accused of Abducting Ex-Wife, Threatening Kids' Lives

Palm Desert Police arrested a man they said kidnapped his ex and then threatened her and her children.

Palm Desert Police have arrested a man they say kidnapped his ex-wife who he threatened and stole money from, officials reported Wednesday.

The incident happened on Tuesday, when the woman was apparently taken to an unincorporated area of open desert near Pierson Boulevard, outside of Desert Hot Springs, sometime around 1 p.m., according to a written report by Palm Desert Police Sergeant Andrew Nielsen.

She was taken against her will by her ex-husband, 31-year-old Clarence Davis, Jr., Nielsen wrote.

The woman told investigators that Davis pointed a gun at her and threatened to hurt her and her children, according to the report. The suspect then demanded money and drove her around to various locations in Desert Hot Springs. He did take an undisclosed amount of money from the victim, Nielsen wrote.

A team of Palm Desert officers and members of the Palm Springs Police and Cathedral City Police Consolidated served the search on Davis’ in Cathedral City home. The search turned up two firearms, according to the report.

Davis was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, armed robbery, and domestic violence charges Nielsen said.

He was booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Hughes at (760) 836-1600 or (760) 836-3215 or Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP.


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