Miller/Davis cases continued until January in federal court

Published 12:43 pm Thursday, November 2, 2017

TRYON – The cases in federal court for former Tryon commissioner Roy Miller and former Tryon Fire Chief Joey Davis have been continued for the fourth time until Jan. 2, 2018.

The cases were originally scheduled for May 1, 2017 then continued until June 19, then continued again until Sept. 5 and again until next Monday, Nov. 6.

Davis’ attorney Stephen Lindsay said this week the cases have been continued because Miller recently had surgery. Lindsay said Davis did not ask for his case to be continued but his was continued as well.

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Once the cases are heard, it will be almost one year since Davis was fired by the town after it was discovered Davis had used town credit cards to pay for Miller’s personal bills.

Davis was fired on Jan. 27 and Miller announced his resignation from council in March, effective June 1.

On April 12, Miller and Davis were both charged federally by the U.S. Department of Justice Western District.

Miller was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit federal program fraud, one count of federal program fraud, one count of extortion under color of official right and one count of witness tampering, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Davis was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit federal program fraud.

Miller is being represented by attorney Fredilyn Sison.

The new trials are scheduled to be at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 1, 100 Otis St., Asheville.