HERNANDO, Mississippi — Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis' trial on charges of embezzlement and false pretense has been rescheduled for a third time.
DeSoto County District Attorney John Champion tells The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/1kn78xG ) that Davis' trial scheduled for Dec. 9 has been continued until February.
Davis was indicted on the felony charges in December 2012. The three-count indictment accuses Davis of embezzlement by a public official linked to his city-leased vehicle and using city gasoline in his personal vehicle.
The third charge is false pretense involving a $1,000 check Davis received from the city for a donation intended for the Bully Bloc, a political action committee at his alma mater, Mississippi State University. Investigators say the PAC never received the donation.
Davis lost his re-election bid during municipal elections in June.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com