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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2006 12:00 pm | Updated: 3:16 pm, Wed Aug 15, 2012.

By Jimmie Ferguson

Killeen Daily Herald

A 26-year-old California man, wanted in connection with an alleged racial attack on a man in Riverside, Calif., was apprehended Monday in Copperas Cove.

Marc Anthony Davis was charged in U.S. District Court in California with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, based on a state of California warrant charging Davis with assault with a deadly weapon, J. Stephen Tidwell, assistant director in charge of the FBI in Los Angeles, stated in a news release.

According to Copperas Cove Police Department records, Davis was arrested at 4:24 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of South Third Street. He was arraigned Tuesday by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace John B. Guinn and transported to Coryell County Jail without bond.

Davis was charged in Riverside County in connection with an alleged racially motivated attack in which Davis is accused of striking a black man across the head with a beer bottle because the man was seated with a white woman, Tidwell stated.

Davis was initially arrested for the crime on March 18. After being released on bail, however, he failed to appear in court, and a bench warrant was issued on May 6, the FBI agent said.

Detectives with the Riverside Police Department developed information that Davis had fled to Texas. Acting on this information, FBI agents in Texas conducted further local investigation and determined Davis' whereabouts. Davis was taken into custody without incident on Monday by CCPD officers and FBI agents in Copperas Cove, Tidwell stated.

"It is anticipated that the government will dismiss the federal UFAP charge, and that Davis will be extradited to California to face prosecution in the near future," Tidwell stated.

Davis' arrest is the result of a joint investigation by members of the FBI's Inland Regional Apprehension Team, which is composed of officers and agents with the Riverside Police Department, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, the San Bernardino Police Department and the FBI.

The state charge against Davis is being investigated by the Riverside Police Department and will be prosecuted by the Riverside County District Attorney's Office.

Contact Jimmie Ferguson at jferguson@kdhnews.com

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