Former Metro industrial board attorney indicted on felony property theft charge

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 1:30pm
Staff reports

The former legal counsel for Metro’s Industrial Development Board has been indicted on a felony charge of property theft of more than $60,000.

Bobby Dean Davis, 60, is free on $25,000 bond following his indictment in a case that was presented directly to a Davidson County grand jury. Davis was booked and released from jail on Tuesday, according to Susan Niland, spokeswoman for District Attorney General Torry Johnson.

Davis resigned from the board in early 2009 amid claims he held $150,000 from a land purchase option agreement in his personal account. One month later, the board handed over meeting minutes, audit results and other materials to the district attorney’s office for investigation.

A date for Davis’ arraignment hearing had not yet been set. Davis could not be immediately reached for comment.

6 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 12/8/11 at 2:35

That's just 1 of the skunks, dig deeper!

By: T-BONE on 12/8/11 at 6:20

Tip of the Iceberg!

By: govskeptic on 12/8/11 at 7:38

This guy was the Attorney for the Industrial Development Board for over
25 yrs! Is this case the only one that was looked into? Since he
resigned in 2009 over this incident, the City and DA's office has sure
keep it very quiet within a very small circle until now! Transparency
anywhere in government? Forget about it.

By: Jughead on 12/8/11 at 8:57

I encountered this guy once---an arrogant jerk and a snake. No surprise that he was stealing.

Agreed--how about a COMPLETE audit of this guy's activities?

By: Nitzche on 12/8/11 at 4:05

ole judge mike jameson would put it on him...better be glad not going before the hanging judge!

By: klane on 12/8/11 at 11:55

Bobby Davis is a stand up man. This is a bad situation, but no one knows the whole story yet. Maybe we shouldn't throw stones until the truth is out.