The boyfriend of teenage runaway Alicia Navarro became more “aggressive and angry” over the last two years before being canned by Walmart, a former co-worker told The Post.
Eddie Davis, 36, lost his job as a night time stocker after he hurled “angry comments” toward other employees, the former colleague said this week.
“He would call younger guys names and stuff. I’m not sure of the names. He was being very aggressive,” said the coworker, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.
Davis had been living with Navarro, now 18, for at least a year in a Havre apartment, neighbors said, before the pair fled to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation this week.
The husky, bearded man was seen with Navarro in exclusive photos snapped by The Post both Tuesday and Thursday as they moved items into his mother’s trailer.
Navarro ran away from her Glendale, Arizona, home in 2019 just shy of her 15th birthday.
She re-emerged at a Montana police station on July 23 saying she wanted authorities to take off her the missing persons list so she could get a driver’s license.
Not much is known about the relationship between Navarro and Davis, including how long the two have been living together.
But Davis over the last couple years grew “aggressive and angry,” his former coworker said.
“Within a year or two, his attitude has changed at work,” the employee said, estimating Davis worked at that Walmart location for more than five years.
Other sources said Davis had more recently worked at a local marijuana dispensary, but claimed he had lost his job there too.
The Walmart source also recalled how another worker said Davis was invited out to a bar “a while back” and asked if he wanted to bring his girlfriend.
But Davis denied Navarro was his girlfriend and claimed she was actually a younger relative.
“Eddie replied saying it was his niece not his girlfriend, and that she was too young,” the employee recounted his colleague telling him.
“They were using the cover…about it being his niece.”
Authorities raided the Havre apartment the two were living in on July 26 with police later confirming that a man was detained and questioned before being cut loose.
No arrest related to Navarro’s disappearance has been made and Davis has not been accused of any wrongdoing.
He is also not thought to be under suspicion by police, who have also made it clear that as an adult, Navarro can choose who she spends her time with and where she lives.
Once news about Davis and Navarro came to light, the Walmart employee said people at work have been talking about how well he hid his relationship with Navarro.
A neighbor previously told The Post Navarro referred to Davis as her uncle when she was looking for Davis near a post office in the days before she went to the police station.
“She was asking for directions. She looked scared,” Garrett Smith, 22, said last week, adding that it was clear she didn’t know her way around the area.
“She said she was walking with her uncle and got lost and she’s looking for 6th Street,” Smith said.
“I later found out that she was referring to him as her uncle.”