Suspect in Willoughby Hills Amber Alert turns himself in to authorities

Posted at 11:09 AM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 12:04:07-04

The man who prompted a statewide Amber Alert out of Willoughby Hills on Tuesday has turned himself in to police.

Police confirmed Thursday that Clarence Davis, 24, turned himself into authorities at 11 a.m after he allegedly abducted his girlfriend's two kids.

The stolen vehicle was found overnight by Cleveland police near the 2600 block of West 14th Street.

Police were called at 8:21 a.m.  on Tuesday to the 27600 block of Chardon Road after a woman said her boyfriend, Davis, threatened her with a gun and took her vehicle, according to a police news release. 

Her two children, a 3-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy who are both in the car.

The Amber Alert was canceled just after 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. A third party unrelated to the situation dropped the children off unharmed at a secure location where the mother and children have been reunited.

News 5 spoke exclusively to Davis' mother, Aretha Davis, about her son's character and plans to start a family with his live-in girlfriend Samika Taylor.

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In a recorded phone conversation, Clarence begins by telling his mother, repeatedly, that he loves her in which she tells him "slow down.”

Aretha pleaded for her son to do the right thing and turn himself in. "Clarence turn yourself in and I love you… you can come out of this."

Davis is charged with two felony counts of abduction. Davis' video arraignment is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Willoughby Municipal Court.