Former Ouachita Major Considered For Diversion Plan
MONROE, La. (AP) — The trial of a former Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office major has been pushed back because the government is recommending he be considered for the Pretrial Diversion Program.
The News-Star reports Michael Karl Davis, who no longer works for the sheriff's office, is set to be in court for trial Oct. 1.
Davis faces charges of conspiracy, computer fraud, identity theft and obstruction. He was re-arraigned Aug. 6 after a new indictment was filed, bringing additional charges against Davis' co-defendant, former Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney.
Toney has since taken a plea deal with the government.
In the government's motion to continue Davis' trial, federal prosecutors state that the U.S. Probation Office needs time to perform an investigation and determine if Davis is suitable for the diversion program.