State Police say a wanted Penn Yan man was captured near Avoca after a two-day search.
Investigators say 19-year-old Tyler Davis was a suspect in a stolen vehicle case being investigated by the Macedon Police Department that occurred on Monday. He was also a suspect in a case being handled by the Penn Yan Police Department invloving a larceny of a .22 caliber handgun.
Troopers say on Tuesday, October 2, they received a report of a suspicious vehicle and person near the Avoca Central School. When troopers arrived, they located the unoccupied stolen vehicle and saw a man run into the woods. An extensive search took place that included the Steuben County Sheriff’s Departments K-9 unit and the State Police Aviation Unit. Then on Wednesday off duty State Trooper Ken Kline stationed at SP Wayland barracks was driving along Route 7 in Avoca and spotted Davis around 12:30 in the afternoon coming out of a wooded area. Trooper Kline stopped roadside, but when he got out of his car Davis ran again into some back yards. The trooper spotted Davis again, giving chase, but this time caught him and was able to take him down and place him into custody.
Because of the proximity to the Avoca School, the school went into lockdown twice during the incident.
Davis is charged with criminal possession of stolen property and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was turned over to the Macedon Police Department.
When authorities captured Davis they say he was unarmed. State Police say Davis grew up in Avoca and that’s why they believe he drove the stolen Jeep there.