Convicted rapist, kidnapper arrested in Portland

UPDATE (Sept. 30) -- Dennis Davis was arrested early Saturday morning in Portland's Old Town after someone recognized him and called police.

Davis was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of possession of methamphetamine and a previous rape warrant.

Original story below.

 

PORTLAND, Ore. – Authorities in Multnomah County are searching for a convicted kidnapper and rapist who is on the run after he did not report to his parole officer.

Dennis John Davis, 58, let his electronic monitoring device’s battery die, according to Jessica Morkert-Shibley with Multnomah County. A warrant was issued for his arrest on Tuesday.

Davis was sentenced to prison for rape and kidnapping in 1993. He was released on June 12, 2015, but has been sent to jail 11 times for parole violations since his release. The court designated him a dangerous offender.

“Davis has an extensive criminal record that consists of property crimes, non-sexual violence convictions, prior stranger rape convictions (stranger cases, male and female victims) and prior sex offenses,” said a news release from Multnomah County.

Davis’ last known location was near the south side of the Moda Center at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

He is 5-foot-9 and 197 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes.

Anyone who sees Davis or knows his location is asked to call 911.

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