FAIRBANKS — The man who allegedly shot and killed an Anchorage man in North Pole last month was arraigned on two additional charges in Fairbanks Superior Court Tuesday.
Matthew Burton Davis, 41, of North Pole, appeared in Judge Paul Lyle’s courtroom Tuesday afternoon and was charged with two counts of second-degree murder. Davis previously had been charged with one count of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary after he allegedly burst into a woman’s home and shot John Adam Chilcote, 34, several times with a 9 mm pistol on Feb. 19.
Davis, who is being held at Fairbanks Correctional Center, appeared in Judge Paul Lyle’s courtroom Tuesday to hear the new charges. Davis did not have an attorney present and was asked by Lyle if he intended to obtain one.
“‘The attorney I was trying to get ahold of just came back into town,” Davis said.
Lyle entered a plea of not guilty on Davis’ behalf and set the trial week date for May 18.
Davis had sent several threatening text messages to the woman that night of the shooting, one of which read, “If you don’t talk to me I am going to come in and I am going to shoot him the cops will be too late.” Another text asked the woman if she wanted Chilcote to die tonight, according to charging documents.
The charging documents do not reveal what relationship, if any, existed between Davis and the woman. Chilcote and she were in bed together when Davis burst into the home, ran up the stairs and shot Chilcote. The woman ran to her child’s room and she and the child hid in a closet until it was safe to emerge. She called 911 at 12:21 a.m. and told dispatchers Davis had shot Chilcote.
Davis called his brother after leaving the woman’s home and said, “Dude, I think I just shot someone,” according to charging documents. His brother arranged to meet him and drove him to the North Pole Police Department, where Davis turned himself in less than an hour after the shooting.
Contact Dorothy Chomicz at 459-7582. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMcrime.