Convicted felon arrested

Photo by Bobbie Poynter Deputy Buster Liford (left) and Constable Reed Murphy (right) escort Jessie Davis into the Knox County Detention Center.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter
Deputy Buster Liford (left) and Constable Reed Murphy (right) escort Jessie Davis into the Knox County Detention Center.

Knox County deputies got more than they bargained for Thursday afternoon when they found a cache of firearms, including several magazines, a rifle, a billy club and a hatchet, hidden inside a suspect’s truck, along with a 45 caliber pistol under the seat fully loaded and cocked.

Jessie William Davis, 28, of Artemus, was arrested for being a convicted felon out of Ohio in possession of firearms, along with other firearms and drug charges. He was also served with a warrant for child support.

Lacy Messer, 26, was also arrested at the scene for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were housed in the Knox County Detention Center.

This arsenal was recovered from Davis' home.
This arsenal was recovered from Davis’ home.
Jessie W. Davis
Jessie W. Davis