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Saratoga man faces coercion, possession and burglary charges

Photo: Maurice Davis (Saratoga Springs Police Dept.) Photo: Maurice Davis (Saratoga Springs Police Dept.)

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – A 41-year-old Saratoga Springs man faces several charges after police say he demanded and threatened an acquaintance for money he believed the man owed him.

On January 13, 2013, at around 12:45 p.m., the Saratoga Springs Police Department officers responded to a suspicious person call in the area of 14 Phila Street. When they arrived, officers located Maurice Davis and a male victim, whom was nearby.

The victim told police he had been alone at his apartment on Circular Street when an acquaintance, Davis, barged into the house and began to threaten the victim with physical violence. According to police, the threat of violence was made in regards to money Davis said the victim owed him. Davis explained how he would hurt both the victim and others if the debt was not paid.

The victim ended up walking down to Phila Street, while Davis followed him, in an attempt to get the money -- it was at that point the police became involved.

After the preliminary investigation was completed, Davis was charged with felony Burglary, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, misdemeanor Coercion, and several counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

The possession charges relate to possession with the intent to sell, and possession of Ecstasy and heroine.

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