by Hunter Dawkins
Mobile, Alabama author and extensive criminal David Allan Reeves was arrested by the Pass Christian Police Department (PCPD) officers in a routine traffic stop on Highway 90 near Church Avenue for not having a tag light on July 1. After the officers were notified of a stolen license plate, they returned to the vehicle asking the driver to exit the vehicle.
Mr. Reeves responded with “you are going to have to catch me,” while speeding east on Highway 90. The pursuit ended when Reeves abruptly turning onto Oakenshield Lane and his vehicle struck a tree. Harrison County Sheriff’s K9 unit apprehended Reeves with PCPD placing him under custody.
Following his confiscation, Reeves was identified as a wanted fugitive for probation violation along with an armed robbery of a bank in Virginia. When searching through the vehicle, a felony amount of a controlled substance (Meth) was recovered.
Ironically, Reeves has written a book published in 2009 detailing his prison time, drug addiction and being shot in Houston, Texas by a police officer during one of his bank robberies in 2000. Reeves was attempting to get away from the police officers in Houston when shot.
Reeves was transported to Memorial Hospital in Gulfport following the tree collision where he was released for minor injuries. Upon discharge, Reeves was taken into custody by PCPD, who booked and transported him to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center, being charged with Fugitive Arrest Warrant, Fleeing or Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Disobedient of Traffic Control Device, and Improper Equipment. National Crime Information Center (NCIC) has filed Reeves information in their database.
Shortly after the charges were filed, Reeves was extradited to Mobile County, Alabama for federal charges. Thursday morning was Reeves federal court appearance.
Both PCPD and Harrison County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the arrest.