Suspect who led deputies on a pursuit through the Villages speaks

- A standoff ended with a chase across two counties and the suspect is speaking out from behind bars.

Brian Davis didn’t say much, but he did apologize to his family.

“He was pacing around for 15 minutes, debating on whether he wanted to kill me and go to prison,” the victim said on a 911 call Fox 35 received from Sumter County. 

For a man who told Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies he didn’t want to go back to jail, that’s exactly where Brian Davis wound up Tuesday. Fox 35 asked him how it feels.

“What do you think how it feels? Ain't that kind of a silly question or what?” said Davis.

“I don't know how it feels, sir,” a reporter for Fox 35 responded. 

“I know. I'm saying how do you think it feels? Do you think it feels good or bad?” asked Davis.

“I would imagine it feels pretty bad.”

“That’s about right,” said Davis. 

Davis is the man officials say robbed a manager at the Belle Glade County Club Tuesday morning with a gun, left and barricaded himself inside his girlfriend’s family’s home before trying to escape from police. 

“As I opened up the back gate, the guy stuck a ******* gun to my face and slapped me in the head with it,” said the victim on the 911 call. 

Negotiators spent hours trying to get Davis out of the house, putting stop sticks outside the garage in case he took out the car. He ultimately did take the car, flattening his tires as he led officers on a slow chase, eventually stopping in a nearby pasture in Lake County.

Shots were fired, but no one was hurt. Sheriff’s vehicles were damaged from driving through barbed wire to catch Davis. 

Davis told Fox 35, “I love my family. I never meant to hurt nobody, okay?”

Davis has previous charges out of Sumter and Lake Counties for burglary, grand theft, battery and resisting arrest. Now he is back behind bars.

“I haven't been able to speak with anybody. They won't let me use the phone or nothing yet.”

He refuses to talk about what happened Tuesday morning.

I'm not answering anymore questions about this. I'm basically done, ok?”

Davis is now charged with robbery. He’s scheduled to make his first appearance in court in Sumter County Wednesday morning.
 

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