Suspect identified in stabbing, robbery

Published 12:55 pm Saturday, January 8, 2022

Suffolk Police have identified a suspect in a Thursday stabbing and robbery.

Police have warrants on file for Preston Davis, 28, of Suffolk, according to a city press release. The warrants include malicious wounding; robbery; and deny use of phone to dial 911.

The stabbing and robbery happened at 3:19 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Pinner Street. A male victim was taken to Sentara Obici Hospital with serious injuries. A female victim reported she and the male victim had come in contact with the suspect inside her home. Following a verbal argument, the two men left the home and continued the argument outside, when the suspect reportedly stabbed the other man. He later allegedly took the woman’s phone.


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The investigation remains ongoing at this time, and there is no further information available for release. If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line. To submit online, go to, visit the Suffolk Police Department website ( and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page at You can also call 888-LOCK-U-UP, 1-888-562-5887, Option 5. Once a person submits a tip, they will be given a TIP ID and password. With this information they can login at and submit follow-up information, engage in two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access any pertinent reward information.