Man wanted in stabbing death of Alexandria woman arrested in Jonesboro

(Melissa Gregory, Alexandria Town Talk) – A man wanted in connection with the death of an Alexandria woman was arrested Tuesday in Jonesboro, according to police.

Gerald Friyz King, 57, was booked into the Jackson Parish Correctional Center after 6 p.m. Tuesday on a probation violation charge. He was wanted on a second-degree murder warrant issued by the Alexandria Police Department in the Oct. 1 death of Lakeshia Davis. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center #1 on Wednesday afternoon.

Davis, 44, was found dead from stab wounds in the 1600 block of Vance Avenue in Alexandria. The department described it as a domestic violence incident. Online court records show Davis had a protection order against King back in July 2017. In that filing, Davis wrote that King had told her he would kill her.

Investigators learned King was in Jonesboro about 5:20 p.m. on Oct. 3 and requested help from the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Personnel from that office found King and arrested him.

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