Judge delays decision in change of venue

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HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - Circuit Court Judge Robert Chamberlin delayed issuing his decision on whether to move the embezzlement trial of former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis out of DeSoto County.

Chamberlin said on Thursday he wanted to wait to find out if an impartial jury could be selected from a panel before making his decision on a change of venue.

The state’s embezzlement case against Davis was filed in 2012. The three-count indictment charged Davis with embezzlement by a public official in connection with using his city-leased vehicle filled and with using city gasoline in the vehicle even though he was getting a monthly mileage check.

The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1fh590p ) prosecutors argued that the court should start jury selection Monday in the case and the judge agreed.

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

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