Homicide Suspect Had History With Authorities

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The man arrested for murder, kidnapping and rape charges in the death of an eight-year old girl has a history with authorities.

Shawnee County Court records show 28-year old Billy Davis was sentenced March 5, 2012, on an aggravated assault and aggravated battery case. He was given a suspended prison sentence and placed on probation after pleading no contest to charges he held a gun to a man's head at a Topeka apartment in December 2011.

The court record says the judge noted Davis was a veteran and ordered him to follow up with treatment for post traumatic stress disorder.

Davis also was convicted in Geary County for a 2009 criminal threat incident and in 2010 for domestic battery and criminal damage to property.

Geary County court documents state that on August 7, 2009, Davis was charged with Domestic Battery, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Threat and Endangering a Child after he threatened a woman with a gun while her five-month-old child was present. The documents indicate that Davis and the victim were living together. On August 31, 2009, Davis pleaded no contest to the Criminal Threat charge at his arraignment and was later placed on probation.

In another case from February of 2010 involving the same female victim, Davis was charged with two counts of Domestic Battery, Criminal Damage to Property and Violation of a Protection Order that ordered him to stay away from the victim- a condition of his probation from the 2009 case. The court documents indicate that Davis and the victim were once again living in the same house. In a plea agreement, Davis pleaded no contest to one count of Domestic Battery and Criminal Damage to Property. In July of 2010, he was sentenced to six months in the Geary County Jail but the court suspended the imposition of the sentence and Davis was placed on supervised probation for a year with Community Corrections.

A Geary County District Court order dated March 12, 2012 terminated his probation in both the 2009 and 2010 case- the day before he was arrested and charged in Topeka, accused of killing a little girl named Ahliyah Irvin
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Davis is now jailed on charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated kidnapping, rape and felony first degree murder in connection with Irvin's death. The girl was found dead Tuesday morning at a Topeka apartment complex.


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