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Greg Davis Criminal Trial Delayed Until December

Davis is accused of misspending city money and even illegally buying a city owned vehicle. His criminal trial was supposed to start August 19th in DeSoto County. Now it will be a few more months
DESOTO COUNTY, MS -- Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will have to wait a bit longer to have his day in court.

Davis is accused of misspending city money and even illegally buying a city owned vehicle. His criminal trial was supposed to start August 19th in DeSoto County. Now it will be a few more months.

Both the state and Davis' defense lawyer want more time to prepare

"To make sure we've got all our i's dotted, our t's crossed so that when we walk in it's a clean trial," says DeSoto County district attorney John Champion.

Davis' criminal trial is being pushed to December. That will be almost one year since Davis was indicted for three felonies.

"After talking with his defense lawyer we felt it was in the best interest of case to continue it so everything can be wrapped up between now and December," Champion says.

Davis is charged with writing a city check on his personal behalf, buying city gas for his personal use and illegally purchasing a city leased SUV.
The incidents happened in 2009 and 10.

When he was arrested in December 2012, Davis' lawyer Steve Farese told us "(Davis) feels confident we can mount a good defense to these claims."

Investigators are still working on the case, months later.

"Both the FBI and US Attorney's Office are still investigating," says Champion. He wants to see what FBI agents turn up.

"If they uncover something that doesn't apply to their case they will turn it over to us. We want to make sure we get the complete investigation wrapped up on everything. We'll have a good idea what the feds are looking at and what we're looking at and we'll be able to proceed forward at that point."

The trial is now scheduled to start December 9th.
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