Police arrested an armed man in South Berkeley earlier this month who was wanted in connection with one robbery, and on probation for another.
On Sept. 14, Berkeley Police Officer Derek Radey was on patrol near 67th and Mabel streets, not far from San Pablo Avenue, when he happened upon a green Ford without license plates that was parked in the middle of the road, according to court papers.
Radey spoke with the driver, who identified himself as 28-year-old Keith Davis Jr. of Berkeley.
Davis had an active felony warrant for robbery and another warrant for domestic violence. He also was on probation for robbery, which allowed police to search him.
Radey said he found a loaded handgun in the Ford.
Police arrested Davis in connection with the firearm and warrants.
According to police, Davis said he “received the handgun from his cousin and carried it because it’s a part of street life.”
According to the sheriff’s department, Davis works as a dishwasher.
The Alameda County district attorney’s office has charged Davis with possession of a firearm by a felon.
His prior felony stemmed from a 2012 robbery in Alameda County, according to court papers. He received a sentence of probation in that case.
If convicted, Davis could be sent to prison, because the most recent charge is considered a serious felony. It would be his second strike, according to court papers.
Davis was scheduled for further pretrial Monday morning at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in downtown Oakland.
He is being held with a bail of $150,000 at Santa Rita Jail.
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