April 20, 2017 11:08:23 AM
SOUTHAVEN -- Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will be retried on felony fraud and embezzlement charges in Oxford.
His attorney, Steve Farese tells The Commercial Appeal the case was moved out of Grenada because of a scheduling conflict there. The trial is set to begin June 19.
Davis is charged with illegally purchasing a sport utility vehicle from the city without aldermen's approval and of being reimbursed for mileage that was billed to a city-issued card.
A DeSoto County jury convicted Davis in 2014, but the Mississippi Court of Appeals reversed the ruling, saying Davis should have been granted a change of venue because of intense publicity. Southaven is in DeSoto County.
If the conviction had been upheld, Davis was to serve 2 ½ years concurrently on each charge.