Salisbury man gets at least 7 years in prison as habitual felon

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 25, 2014

Wayne Allen Davis of Salisbury was convicted by a jury this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
After the jury’s guilty verdict, Davis admitted to his status as a habitual felon. He was sentenced to a minimum of 88 months (7.33 years) and a maximum of 118 months (9.83 years) in prison by Judge Mark E. Klass.
On Aug. 6, 2013, Salisbury Police Officer Jennifer Moreau responded to North Shaver Street in reference to shots being fired. Moreau observed a man walking with his right hand not moving. As the officer approached, the man, later identified as Davis, put his right hand behind him and made an awkward motion by moving his hand behind a retaining wall. The officer observed a firearm on the ground where Davis’ hand had been behind the wall.
Davis had previously been convicted of felony breaking and/or entering, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and felony possession of cocaine, among other convictions.
Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said “she appreciated the work of Assistant District Attorney Tim Gould in removing another repeat offender from our community.”
She added if Davis had not been prosecuted as a habitual felon, he could have received as little as a 13 months in prison.