Man arrested after two attempted robberies in Pottawatomie Co.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A man was arrested in Pottawatomie Co. after attempting to rob two different residences in the same morning.

Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat says Devon Davis, 28, of Manhattan, was arrested for attempted 2nd degree murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, criminal threat, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass.

The Sheriff's Office says around 9:26 a.m. on Saturday, July 15th, they received a transferred 911 call from Riley County Police in reference to a burglary in progress on the 8400 block of Junietta Road in Manhattan.

The caller said a black man in his late 20's to early 30's had entered the residence and encountered the victim, threatening to harm them. The victim said the suspect left the residence in a green, four door Ford car with the trunk tied down with a rope.

While the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office was meeting with the victim around 9:50 a.m.,, another 911 call came in from the 4100 block of Taneil Road in Manhattan. The caller said they saw a man driving a green Ford Crown Victoria with a tied down truck pull into their neighbor's residence and enter through a broken part of the garage door.

Deputies from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office and officers from the Riley County Police Department responded. Davis was taken into custody without incident inside the residence.

Bond is set at $250,000. Anyone with more information is asked to call Detective Derek Cid at 785-457-3353.