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Former Jackson cop in court Wednesday

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HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The two are no strangers. They meet everyday: crime and cops.

Veteran Jackson Police sergeant Tony Davis walked into the Hinds County Courthouse Wednesday charged with a crime.

And in a shocking turn of events Wednesday, Tony Davis' attorney says he was not charged with stealing a computer or an I-pad, she says the grand jury indicted him for stealing a truck.

A charge she says is totally unfounded.

"All we have is that he's been indicted for being in possession of a vehicle on June 24th and he was on duty that day so I'm not sure where they are getting all of this from," Faye Peterson said.

WLBT talked to Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith.

"The truck was a part of the investigation along with other items," Smith said. "We're at the preliminary stages of this case. And, we have to work with what the investigation shows."

"I don't know why, whatever deputy chief assigned to this case rushed through the grand jury without him having an opportunity to have a probable cause hearing and fire him based on that," Peterson said. "In less than 4 days from the time they talked to him and fired him. I have here copies of the search warrant from his home which indicates they didn't recover or find anything there."

Peterson was asked if she planned to sue. 

Her response: "Oh yeah definitely."

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