Shooter into Occupied Residence Convicted
Donivan Davenport has been convicted for a shooting into an occupied residence in Ellenboro. Late at night someone approached the victim’s residence unseen and, standing on the front porch, fired a .380 handgun multiple times through the front door. The victim, sitting in the living room, was hit in the left leg. The shooting was investigated by a team from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, led by Detective Brandon Ellenburg, who were able to identify Davenport as the shooter. Davenport was arrested and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Dwelling causing Serious Bodily Injury, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Davenport, who is 50 years old, was convicted in Rutherford County twenty years ago of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and eight years ago in Durham for Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. For the recent shooting Davenport was convicted of his charges and sentenced to 20 to 26 years in prison. We thank the victim for his involvement and assistance in the prosecution of this case, and Detective Ellenburg and the other detectives from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office whose professionalism, hard work, and diligence helped achieve this result.