Former Ouachita Major Pleads Not Guilty In Computer Fraud Case
MONROE, La. (AP) — Although former Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney has taken a plea deal, his co-defendant is maintaining his innocence.
The New-Star reports former Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office Major Michael Karl Davis pleaded innocent to all charges listed in the most recent indictment against him during a re-arraignment in U.S. District Court in Monroe on Monday.
Davis, who was arrested and first arraigned in October 2011, faces charges of conspiracy, computer fraud, identity theft and obstruction.
An additional indictment was filed last month, adding new charges against Toney, but not against Davis. The charges were restated in the latest indictment.
The two were to be tried together in September, but Toney took a plea deal with federal prosecutors last week.
Toney will be sentenced Nov. 5.