ADA — An Ada man who escaped from a Washington penitentiary allegedly spent his Friday evening beating his wife with a garden hoe before fleeing the scene and returning again, just to get caught and face local charges and extradition.

According to a report provided by Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office, Joshua Allen Davenport, 25, Ada, was arrested Friday evening on the suspicion of domestic assault for beating his wife.

Davenport, who has a long list of criminal activity based out of Washington, reportedly showed up at a residence on County Road 1510 Friday at approximately 10 p.m. threatening everyone in the home with a butcher knife.

The report indicated Davenport’s wife went outside in order to get Davenport to leave peacefully, but once outside, Davenport struck her with a garden hoe and kicked her repeatedly.

She sustained a cut in her hand and received several bruises, but by the time officers arrived, Davenport had already fled the scene.

He returned to the residence approximately one hour later.

This time officers found Davenport on the scene, hiding in the backyard. He was placed under arrest, accused of domestic assault and transported to Pontotoc County Jail.

Officers then discovered he had one outstanding felony arrest warrant issued out of Washington. Davenport will face local charges and also extradition to Washington.

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