Miller/Davis case in federal court continued until November

Published 9:55 pm Thursday, August 31, 2017

TRYON-The cases of former Tryon commissioner Roy Miller and former Tryon Fire Chief Joey Davis have been continued in federal court in Asheville until Nov. 6, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The trials were formerly set for Tuesday, Sept. 5 but a motion was approved to continue the cases.

The trial is now set for Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 1, located at 100 Otis St., Asheville.

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The town fired Davis in January after town officials said they discovered Davis used town credit cards to pay some of commissioner Miller’s personal bills. Miller announced his resignation from town council in March, effective June 1.

In April, both Miller and Davis were federally charged.

Miller was charged with federal program fraud conspiracy, federal program fraud, extortion under color of right and witness tampering, according to the U.S. Attorney.

Davis was charged with federal program conspiracy, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.