Winston-Salem, NC-- A 16 year-old will spend the next 13 years in prison for a crime he committed last year, according to the District Attorney's Office in Forsyth County.
The teenager was officially charged as an adult in October of 2011 after a hearing to have the case moved to the Superior Court.
The crime: Prosecutors said June 14 2011, 15 year-old Eric Christopher Davis, Christopher Rashawn Nelson and suspect broke into the home of a woman, who was there alone with her two young daughters. According to the police report, the victim was in the shower when she heard a knock at her back door. The victim stated she peeped around the shower curtain and saw Davis standing at her back porch.
After a brief exchange, she said the suspect walked away from the house towards the dead-end at the end of her street. Concerned about the direction in which Davis left, the victim ran from the shower to check on her two young daughters, who were asleep in their cribs in the front bedroom. As she approached the bedroom, the victim was met by Christopher Nelson and the other co-defendant. Nelson pointed a gun at the victim and led her into the bedroom where he demanded her money and valuables. When she responded that she didn't have any money, Nelson placed the gun into the mouth of her 2 ½ year-old daughter and told the victim that she and her children would die if she didn't cooperate.
Hysterical, the victim repeated that she didn't have any money to give them. The victim was then led into the adjoining living room, where she once again saw Davis. Still naked, the victim was forced to the floor, and the attackers duct-taped her ankles and her wrists together and wrapped duct tape around her eyes, mouth, and nose. As she lay taped, helpless, and naked on the floor of her living room, Davis and the other co-defendant sexually assaulted her while her children watched screaming from their cribs.
They left her home after hearing a mail truck pulling up the street, taking the victim's car and a number of items from her house.
Detective Mike Poe of the Winston-Salem Police Department investigated the case and quickly arrested Eric Davis, Christopher Nelson, and the other co-defendant. The victim indicated that she recognized Davis after previously selling him Marijuana on one prior occasion.
All the suspects were charged with: First-Degree Kidnapping, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, Sexual Battery, Felonious Breaking & Entering, Felonious Larceny, Breaking & Entering of a Motor Vehicle, and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. Because of his age, Davis was processed as a juvenile offender.
Thursday, April 19 Davis entered a plea of guilty to all charges on Thursday, 19 April 2012. The Judge consolidated all the offenses into the First-Degree Kidnapping and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon charges.
Davis was given two consecutive judgments and sentenced to 13 years in the North Carolina Department of Corrections.
At the sentencing hearing, the victim testified to the emotional trauma that the offense inflicted on her and her two children, explaining the fear and paranoia that now grips her family.
Davis' mother, Monesia Young, discussed the mental and behavioral problems that he has had throughout his childhood.