Deyanna Davis released from Erie County Holding Center

Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–UPDATE: The Erie County Sheriff’s Office announced they have released Deyanna Davis from the Erie County Holding Center.

Officials tell News 4 she was turned over to the United States Marshals Service per the instructions from the U.S. Federal Court.

The Sheriff’s Office says they have no further comments.

ORIGINAL: A Buffalo woman, accused of hitting three police officers with her van last month, could be one step closer to getting out of jail.

A federal judge set the conditions today, for Deyanna Davis’ release on bail.

She faces federal and state charges, stemming from an incident last month in the midst of heated demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice.

Davis drove her SUV through a police line set up on Bailey Avenue. 

There was tear gas, gunfire, and a crowd of protesters when 31-year-old Deyanna Davis drove her SUV into a line of police from several agencies, striking three of the officers.

State Trooper Ronald Ensminger was run over, suffering a shattered pelvis and broken leg.

Davis had just attended a funeral, and has been in custody since the June 1st incident.

“A quick run to the store and the next thing you know she is shot and in jail for a month.  So it means everything to her to walk out of that cage,” her attorney Sam Davis said.

Deyanna Davis, a mother of four, is being held on federal weapons charges, as are two men who were riding in her SUV.

But Davis is also facing state charges of attempted murder, assault, and aggravated assault.

“She has two totally separate proceedings here, that are occurring simultaneously,” Erie County DA John Flynn said.

Davis’s lawyers say she has met all the conditions for release on the state charges, but Flynn says that could change. He plans to send her case to a grand jury.

“No matter what the arrest was made on, okay, we can put those charges in the grand jury–we can upgrade them, we can downgrade them, we can add more on, we can take them away,” Flynn added.

Davis was shot twice in the incident, and spent her first days in custody at ECMC.

Her attorney Sam Davis says walking out of the Holding Center will mean a lot.

“Being away from her children for this long, that first hug is probably going to mean the world to her. Being able to lay in her own bed, to hold her husband, to hold her family, that is going to mean everything to my client, Davis said.

Conditions of her release on the federal charges include, electronic monitoring, a home inspection by probation officers, and Davis is not allowed to drive without court permission.

Her attorney Sam Davis told us, she could be home as early as Wednesday evening.

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