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Police corporal denied bail after allegedly striking girlfriend with loaded gun

Posted at 4:02 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 16:05:46-04

LAUREL, Md. (WMAR) — A Prince George's County Police corporal has been suspended after he was arrested and charged with domestic violence at his Anne Arundel County home.

Steven Davis, 31, is charged with first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

On Tuesday evening, Davis' girlfriend called Prince George's County Police to tell them that Davis had assaulted her at his home while he was off-duty.

Prince George's County Police then notified Anne Arundel County Police who responded to the home, in the 8300 block of Cloud Street in Laurel.

There, officers learned Davis head-butted and bit the victim and also hit her with a loaded gun, all while making death threats.

Police say the girlfriend suffered non-life threatening injuries from the assault.

Davis, a 7-year veteran was immediately suspended without pay and stripped of his police powers according to Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski.

“The charges placed against this officer are deeply disturbing to me. When I was made aware of this arrest, the officer’s police powers were immediately suspended. It saddens me to bring this news to my community, but rest assured, the actions of one do not represent the actions of the almost 1700 Prince George’s County police officers who serve and protect us every single day. To the victims of domestic violence, I urge you to speak out. We will listen, we will act, and those responsible will be brought to justice,” said Stawinski.

During a Wednesday bail review, Davis was ordered to be held without bail pending an October 21 hearing at the Anne Arundel County District Court in Annapolis.