Ex-Redskin Fred Davis sought by D.C. police; arrest warrant issued on assault charge
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 06:19 pm
WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- An arrest warrant has been issued for former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis on a domestic violence and simple assault charge, but D.C. police said Wednesday that they had been unable to locate him.
The incident Davis is wanted for is over a month old; it occurred at 3 a.m. on June 2 in the 2400 block of 18th Street, NW, when he allegedly threw dirt at a woman that he argued with outside an Adams Morgan bar.
After being frustrated in their search efforts, police said they were now seeking the public's help in finding Davis.
Davis, who lives in Leesburg, Va., was described by police as a black with a medium complexion, in his late twenties, between 6'8" and 6'9" in height, and weighing approximately 250 pounds.
D.C. police asked anyone who may know of Davis' whereabouts to call them at 202-727-9099 or send a text message to 50411. Authorities said a successful tipster could be eligible for a Crime Solvers reward of up to $1,000.
Davis, who was suspended indefinitely by the NFL earlier this year for violating the league's substance-abuse policy for a second time, is no stranger to legal trouble.
Authorities in northern Virginia arrested Davis in Tysons Corner for driving while intoxicated in February, he was charged with assaulting a woman in a D.C. nightclub in January 2011, and he accumulated dozens of traffic tickets in the region while playing for the Redskins from 2008-2013.
Davis is now a free agent. He said the indefinite suspension from the NFL is for taking a supplement that included a banned substance - but maintains it wasn't for marijuana, which was the reason for his first suspension.