Updated Breaking News: Police find stolen vehicle and suicidal driver

WORTHINGTON — Greene County law enforcement officials apprehended a suspect Friday morning, who allegedly stole a 2008 Black Dodge Avenger following a heated domestic dispute earlier in the day in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Metro Police contracted the Greene County Sheriff’s Department following a 6 a.m. incident in which 33-year-old Jeremy Davenport allegedly stole the his ex-girlfriend’s car at gunpoint at 5061 LeGrand Avenue in Indianapolis.

According to GCSD dispatcher Terry Jackson, Davenport reportedly made suicidal threats just before the car heist.

According to a report from Indianapolis Metro Police, Davenport’s live-in girlfriend was breaking off a relationship with the suspect about 6 a.m.

Davenport became enraged after hearing the relationship was over and he went to a safe in the master bedroom and removed a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun. he put the gun barrel in his mouth and also placed it to the side of his head — putting slight pressure on the trigger, according to the police report.

He didn’t fire the gun, but instead, handed it to his girlfriend and said, “Here, you do it. Your killing me anyway.”

She refused to take the gun and Davenport allegedly pushed her backwards onto the floor.

He then took the keys to his ex-girlfriend’s car and cell phone and left — believed to be headed to Greene County, where his father owns 20 acres and a mobile home on County Road 475W, north of State Road 48 near Worthington.

His father lives in Indianapolis with Davenport.

Davenport and the stolen vehicle were found about two hours later at the remote Greene County mobile home site.

Greene County Sheriff Terry Pierce, Chief Deputy Mike Hasler, Lt. Bryan Woodall and personnel from the Indiana State Police and the Jasonville Police Department conducted the apprehension after being dispatched at about 8 p.m.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident at 8:10 a.m.

“We didn’t find a weapon,” Sheriff Pierce told the Greene County Daily World.’

Davenport was transported late Friday morning to the Owen County line, where an Indianapolis Metro PD member transported him back to Marion County on preliminary charges of domestic battery and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Updated Breaking News: Police find stolen vehicle and suicidal driver


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