Posts Tagged ‘misdemeanor’

Animal rights group want cockfighting made a felony

JACKSON — Cockfighting is big business because Mississippi has the second weakest cockfighting law in the nation, according to Humane Society of the United States. John Goodwin, HSUS’ director of animal cruelty policy, said Mississippi lawmakers should make the illegal, underground sport a felony. “This cruel blood sport is wide and pervasive in various nooks […] [...]

Southaven mayor found guilty of passing school bus

by Associated Press Published: September 14,2012

Tags: bench, city, court, decision, executive, government, guilty, judge, law, mayor, misdemeanor, municipality, offical, politician, ruling, school bus

SOUTHAVEN — A judge has found Southaven Mayor Greg Davis guilty of passing a school bus in his private vehicle that displayed police-type lights. The Commercial Appeals reports Judge Steve Ross fined Davis $750, plus court costs, on the misdemeanor charges during a hearing yesterday in DeSoto County Justice Court in Southaven. The case is […] [...]

Special judge appointed to hear mayor’s bus-passing case

by Associated Press Published: June 27,2012

Tags: bench, bus, judge, judicial, judiciary, mayor, misdemeanor, municipal government, school bus, trasffic violation

SOUTHAVEN — A special judge has been named in Southaven Mayor Greg Davis’ misdemeanor traffic case, but no prosecutor or court date have been set. DeSoto County Justice Court Clerk Shirley Beshears tells The Commercial Appeal Tallahatchie County Justice Court Judge Steve Ross has been appointed to hear the case. A special judge and prosecutor […] [...]

Davis to be in court May 2 over alleged passing of school bus

by Associated Press Published: March 29,2012

Tags: courts, law enforcement, mayor, misdemeanor, municipal government, school bus, sheriff, traffic violation

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will be DeSoto County Justice Court on May 2 for allegedly passing a stopped school bus. Davis went to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department after misdemeanor warrants were issued for his arrest Tuesday. The Commercial Appeals reports Davis was freed on $1,100 bond. Steve Farese, Davis’ attorney, says a […] [...]

Embattled mayor surrenders to authorities, charged with passing school bus

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has surrendered to authorities after he was charged with passing a school bus in a private vehicle that displayed blue police-type lights. The Commercial Appeal reports the misdemeanor charge, stemming from an incident last week. The embattled mayor was already the target of state auditors and the FBI investigating […] [...]

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