A Lexington man already charged with dozens of robberies in Fayette County, now is facing additional charges in Madison County.
Charles William Davidson, 22, will be served with a warrant charging him with the Nov. 22 armed robbery of Redi Mart in the 2000 block of Lexington Road.
In that robbery, a white male armed with a silver handgun walked into the store and demanded money from two clerks. Several customers, including a 10-year-old child, were inside the store during the robbery.
The man who committed the Redi Mart robbery was wearing a black mesh mask, a gray hoodie, a hat and black jeans. This description is similar to that of a man who committed multiple robberies committed in Lexington.
Lexington police officers responded Friday to a report of domestic violence on St. Christopher Street in Lexington. A person involved in that dispute told police Davidson might be at St. Joseph East Hospital, 150 N. Eagle Creek Drive in Lexington, said Sherelle Roberts, Lexington police spokesperson.
Roberts said she had no information as to why Davidson was at the hospital.
Officers made contact with Davidson and he was brought in for questioning on the domestic violence call, Roberts said.
While officers were investigating and gathering evidence at the scene of the alleged domestic violence, Roberts said, “Officers made a connection to the robberies.”
According to information from the Fayette County Detention Center, Davidson has been charged in Fayette County with 16 counts of first-degree robbery, all Class B felonies; an unnamed parole violation; possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a Class C felony; and two counts of wanton endangerment, both Class D felonies; and tampering with physical evidence, also a Class D felony.
He was arraigned Monday on those charges in Fayette District Court, where he pleaded not guilty.
It is unclear what additional charges Davidson might face in Madison County, said Maj. Bob Mott with the Richmond Police Department.
Mott also said that the warrant charging Davidson in connection with the Redi-Mart robbery likely would be written Monday and served on Davidson in the next several days.
Davidson is being held without bond in the Fayette County Detention Center.
Should he be convicted in Fayette County of the 20 charges levied against him there, he could be sentenced to up to 70 years in prison.
The warrant will be served on Davidson at the Fayette County Detention Center, Mott said.