Lexington serial-robbery case is waived to grand jury

A Fayette District Court judge waived to a grand jury the case of a Lexington man accused of robbing more than a dozen businesses in Lexington within the last two months.

Judge Megan Lake Thornton heard the case of Charles W. Davidson, 22, who is charged with 16 felony counts of robbery, two counts of wanton endangerment and violating parole from a previous conviction.

Police arrested Davidson for the parole violation Nov. 26, and questioned him about the wanton endangerment charges, which stemmed from an altercation with Davidson's girlfriend. Lexington police Sgt. Jason Yeager said Davidson intentionally crashed his car into his girlfriend's car several times during a fight Nov. 25.

While being interviewed, Yeager said Davidson admitted to robbing the businesses, including two Southern Rays Tanning studios, Corleoni's Pizza, Sun Tan City, Little Caesar's Pizza, Super Cuts hair studio, two Subway Restaurants, Wendy's, Great China Restaurant, Arby's, Waffle House, two Sir Pizza restaurants, China Kitchen and Marco's Pizza.

Thornton refused to lower Davidson's $177,500 bond. He was being held at the Fayette County jail.