Longtime Kalispell criminal in trouble again

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 A 38-year-old Kalispell man with an extensive criminal history admitted Thursday in Flathead District Court to violating the requirements of his sentences in three former cases spanning 12 years.

Scott Lee Davis testified that he smoked marijuana, drove with an invalid driver’s license, and that he was arrested for partner or family member assault, although he denied committing the actual offense as well as allegations that he had tested positive for methamphetamine and that he had not completed a chemical dependency evaluation. He claimed to have completed the evaluation in February.

Davis also argued against allegations that he had failed to report on two occasions. 

He said that on the first occasion he had several traffic tickets and had just discovered he had a warrant out for his arrest, so he went to take care of that instead, and that he had called and left a message with his probation officer ahead of time.

Regarding the second allegation, Davis said he was unable to report because he had been arrested for partner or family member assault, for which he may soon be facing a new charge.

Davis initially was convicted of felony theft on April 9, 1998, for which he was given a 10-year suspended sentence. That sentence was revoked on Oct. 28, 2004, after he changed residences without approval, failed to report as directed, and failed to make regular payments on his fines and fees.

His sentence was then reimposed in its entirety.

Davis’ sentence was again revoked on Nov. 17, 2005, after he failed to report to his supervising officer, failed to get permission to change employment, failed to remain law abiding, failed to report he was living with a probationer, and failed to make payments on his fines and fees.

His sentence was again reimposed in its entirety.

Davis’ sentence was revoked for a third time on May 15, 2006, after he admitted providing an incorrect address to his supervising officer, associated with two probationers, failed to maintain employment, failed to report as directed, smoked marijuana, and entered a casino. This time, he was sentenced to five years in prison and five years of probation.

On Aug. 28, 2007, Davis was convicted of criminal possession of dangerous drugs for methamphetamine for which he was given a two-year suspended sentence to run consecutive to the newest sentence in his 1998 case.

Then, on Dec. 30, 2010, Davis was convicted of felony criminal endangerment. For that offense he was given a further five-year suspended sentence, also to run consecutive to his prior sentences, neither of which were revoked.

In a new case not handled Thursday, Davis is charged with felony conspiracy in the criminal distribution of dangerous drugs along with Christopher Ferrari, 38, to which they each pleaded not guilty Nov. 21, 2012.

According to a court document, a suspicious package originating from Phoenix, Ariz., and addressed to a “Scott D” was intercepted by FedEx employees, who opened it and discovered one quarter ounce of a white crystalline substance, which later tested positive for meth, 26 pills identified as 10-milligram oxycodone and 20 pills identified as 20-milligram oxycodone.

Davis was arrested when he showed up at the office, allegedly to claim the package. He then reportedly worked with police, who recorded calls from Davis to Ferrari about the package. Ferrari was directed to a delivery point and a second location before he was stopped by police and arrested.

Davis faces between two years and life in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 in the new case along with what sentence is imposed as a result of his three revocations. A disposition hearing for the revocations was set for May 23, with the expectation that they will be handled together with the outcome of the new case by that date or sooner.

His next hearing in the new drug case is set for April 8. He is currently released on house arrest on the 2006, 2010, and 2012 cases, and is out on $20,000 bail on the 1998 case.

Davis also has prior convictions for escape in 1994 and tampering with physical evidence in 1993.

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