By Tiffany Williams –
Dalton J Davis on 12/20/2019, was indicted in Worcester Superior Court for trafficking in firearms, larceny of firearm (2cts), carrying a firearm without a license (2cts), possession of ammunition without an FID card and conspiracy.
On 12/30/2019 Davis appeared before Judge Janet Kenton-Walker in Worcester Superior Court for arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty on all charges.
Judge Kenton-Walker set bail for Davis at $10,000.00 surety, $1,000.00 cash as previously posted in Worcester District Court.
As conditions of his release, Davis was ordered to have no contact/stay away from the victim and co defendants, remain drug and alcohol free with random screens, report once a week in person to OCC.
Davis was arrested on October 8, 2019 after several months of an investigation into illegal firearm sales.
Davis’ co-defendant, Joshua Conley was also arrested and has been indicted in Worcester Superior Court.
On August 20, 2019 Conley contacted an undercover Mass State Trooper to sell a firearm. The undercover Trooper met with Conley and paid him a prearranged amount of money. Conley directed the undercover Trooper into the town of Webster and met with an identified person who facilitated the sale of the firearm. Also included in the sale of the firearm was ammunition that was compatible with the firearm.
Again on September 13, 2019 Conley contacted the undercover trooper to sell a firearm. The undercover Trooper met with Conley at his residence and purchased the firearm.
On September 19, 2019 Conley again contacted the undercover Trooper to sell him a firearm. This time when the undercover Trooper went to meet Conley, Davis was also present at the meeting. The undercover Trooper drove both Conley and Davis to 98 Glendale Street in Worcester. Davis went into the dwelling and then returned with a shotgun. The undercover Trooper paid Conley for the firearm.
On October 8, 2019 Conley contacted the undercover Trooper and stated that he had two shotguns. When the undercover Trooper went to meet Conley, Davis was again present at the meeting and again the undercover Trooper drove both Conley and Davis to 98 Glendale Street in Worcester. Davis went inside the dwelling and once inside he texted Conley that there was only one shotgun. The undercover Trooper negotiated the new terms of the deal with Conley and then Davis returned with the shotgun. After the undercover Trooper paid Conley for the shotgun, both Conley and Davis were arrested and taken to the State Police Detective Unit at 81 Lafayette Street in Worcester.