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Jackson Police Sgt. Tony Davis arrested again

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Police Sergeant Tony Davis has been arrested for the second time this month.

His first arrest was for the theft of a computer. But when the indictment came out, it was for possession of a stolen pickup truck. Davis was fired, then reinstated after it was discovered the indictment was faulty.

For the second time Davis turned himself in after learning he had been indicted again.

We asked Assistant District Attorney Scott Rogillio why a new indictment was issued.

"The original grand jury had not considered the original forgery charge yet," Rogillio said.

We asked Assistant D.A. Rogillio what was next in the procedure.

 He will be arraigned and a trial date will be set," Rogillio added.

Davis' attorney, Former Hinds County District Attorney Faye Peterson says she does not know what is going on, now that her client has been indicted again.

"I don't know where it came from. I have not had a chance to speak with my client. I don't know what this is all about. What I do know is that just two weeks ago we were dealing with this same situation, I have just never seen the Jackson Police Department put the full force of their weight on someone, over these types of situations and that's bothersome," Peterson said.

The Jackson Police Department says Davis is on administrative leave with pay now.

Peterson is determined to defend her client.

"It's not like he was trafficking in drugs. It's not like a murder case, with all the things going on this is not the most serious of charges for use of our resources. But it's something that has to be done. I mean he's gotta get through it, but I just don't get it," Peterson added.

Just as we were leaving Faye Peterson's office we learned Davis is now free again on an $11,000 bond.

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