David Myron Dover Charged with First Degree Murder in the Brutal Slaying of Arthur Lee “Buddy” Davis in South Rowan

Posted on May 12, 2016

RFP Staff

♦ David Myron Dover, 53, a career felon with a multi-county conviction history dating back to 1979 and living in China Grove, was arrested Wednesday by the Kannapolis police for the brutal Tuesday knife slaying of elderly Arthur Lee “Buddy” Davis in his South Rowan mobile home on Chris Ann Lane. Dover is being held without bond at the Rowan County Detention Center in what is being described as a horrific blood spattered crime scene.

Dover, a co-worker of the slain man at a Kannapolis car dealership, was charged with murder (first degree) (felony), Robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons (felony), driving while licensed revoked (misdemeanor).

According to law enforcement sources robbery was the motive.  It is alleged that Dover stole an undisclosed amount of cash as well as expensive silver and gold rings.

Still working in auto sales at age 79, Davis had many friends. His girlfriend became alarmed Tuesday when she could not reach him and asked a co-worker of Davis to check up on him. When the co-worker arrived at the Chris Ann Lane mobile home. He entered and found Davis on the floor. 911 was called.

Davis Myron Dover’s Extensive Criminal Record:


If anyone knows about the crime they are requested to the Kannapolis Police Department at 704-920-400 or call Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 704-932-7463.

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