Federal indictments charge Tryon Councilman Roy Miller and former Tryon Fire Chief Joey Davis

Published 11:59 am Wednesday, April 12, 2017

BREAKING STORY: Federal indictments were unsealed in U.S. District Court Wednesday morning charging Leroy Miller Jr., 51, and Joseph Samuel Davis, 42, both of Tryon, N.C., with federal program fraud conspiracy.

The indictment also charges Miller with three additional counts including federal program fraud, extortion under color of official right, and witness tampering.

Miller is a Tryon councilman who recently announced his resignation from the council effective June 1. Davis is the town’s former fire chief who was fired from the town Jan. 27.

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