Who is Davion Dwight Irvin? Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Arrested for Stealing Rare Monkeys from Dallas Zoo

Davion Dwight Irvin

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A 24-year-old man in Texas has been arrested in connection with three bizarre incidents at the Dallas Zoo, including the theft of two rare exotic monkeys. Davion Dwight Irvin was arrested Thursday and charged with six counts of animal cruelty and two counts of theft, authorities said.

The first incident at a zoo occurred on January 13 when a clouded leopard escaped from its enclosure and was missing for several hours. After the animal was found and returned to its habitat, authorities said the enclosure’s fence had been intentionally cut down.

Then, on Monday, the mesh around the tamarin monkey’s habitat was found cut and two of the small animals were found missing. The monkeys, named Bella and Finn, were found safe the next day inside a closet in an abandoned house in Lancaster, about 15 miles from the zoo.

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Davion Dwight Irvin Age

The age of Davion Dwight Irvin is 21 years.

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Davion Dwight Irvin was arrested

On Tuesday, authorities released a photo showing Irvin at the zoo holding a bag of Doritos and identifying him as a person of interest in the missing monkeys case. Dallas police found Irvin on Thursday after receiving a tip that someone saw him near the animal exhibits at the Dallas World Aquarium, near the Dallas Zoo, according to a news release.

Paula Carlson, an employee of the aquarium, told Dallas Fox affiliate KDFW that she recognized Irvin’s photos from police stations and struck up a conversation with him. “He was asking me questions about the animals and I was answering, you know, showing him the animals, the shark, the octopus,” she told the station. “I’m just trying to have a conversation while having a text with our security people here.”

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As Irvin left the aquarium, staff called 911 and police arrested him. Investigators said that several days before the monkeys went missing, Irvin had been asking about housing and moving practices for animals, including tamarin monkeys, according to an affidavit obtained by The Dallas Morning News.

Dallas Zoo President and CEO Gregg Hudson vowed at a press conference Friday that this would never happen again. “It’s been an amazing three weeks for all of us here at the zoo,” he said. “It is unprecedented what has happened here. Our work is not done. We are focused on preventing this from happening again.”Read More…..

 

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