Vidalia man charged in connection with shooting

Published 12:03 am Monday, February 15, 2016

VIDALIA — A Vidalia man was arrested Sunday in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred on Christmas Eve in Vidalia.

Kale J. Davis Jr., 21, 418 Clinton St., was arrested after an off-duty Vidalia police officer spotted him inside the Vidalia Walmart and contacted on-duty patrol officers, a Vidalia Police Department spokesperson reported in an email.

Vidalia officers pulled over the vehicle Davis was seen getting into in the Walmart parking lot late Sunday evening.

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Witnesses placed Davis on the Gillespie Street scene of the shooting that happened at approximately 11 p.m., Dec. 24, 2015.

Davis was said to have been driving a white Chevrolet Tahoe that came to a stop in the middle of Gillespie Street as Davis allegedly fired multiple shots from a 12-gauge shotgun in the direction of a house in an attempt to frighten local residents, the police reported.

Witnesses reported the shooting may have been the result of an on-going feud between Davis and other Vidalia residents.

No one was reported injured in the shooting.

VPD investigators later served a search warrant at Davis’ residence and reportedly discovered approximately 84 grams of suspected synthetic marijuana and a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun that reportedly matched evidence recovered from the scene that determined the caliber of the weapon used.

Davis was charged with manufacturing and distribution of a schedule I controlled substance and illegal discharging of a firearm.

Davis was being held Sunday night at the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail on a $350,000 bond.