Bluffs man charged with 3 counts of 1st degree murder


July 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Prosecutors in Nebraska have charged a Pottawattamie County man with three counts of first-degree murder in connection with the drug-related deaths of an Omaha man and his two sons. The Omaha World-Herald reports 34-year old Anthony D. Davis, of Council Bluffs, also faces three counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony. Davis is the second person to be arrested in connection with the fatal shootings on July 9th, of a man and two teenagers inside their Omaha home.

A Council Bluffs woman, 27-year old Tiaotta S. Clairday, was also arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to a felony, in connection with the shootings of 44-year old Miguel Avalos, 16-year old Jose Avalos, and 18-year old Miguel Avalos Jr. The Douglas County Attorney told the paper he might ask for the death penalty against Davis, due to aggravated circumstances. He said the shootings appeared to be drug-related, but did not release any details of what happened in the home. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Davis had previously served 10-years in prison for an incident that took place when he was just 16-years old, where he’d been charged with attempted murder for the shooting of an 18-year old Council Bluffs man outside the man’s home. He was also sentenced in 2002 two-years in prison for witness or juror tampering.