AAA  Apr. 20, 2017 6:27 AM ET
Southaven mayor's retrial is moved to Oxford
The Commercial Appeal
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(AP) — Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will be retried on felony fraud and embezzlement charges in Oxford.

His attorney, Steve Farese, tells The Commercial Appeal (http://memne.ws/2oMmJmV ) 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.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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