CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A judge this morning reinstated former Cleveland City Council member Rod Davis’ right to work as a bonding agent while he awaits trial for felony theft.
Judge Amy Reedy suspended Mr. Davis’ bonding privileges April 7 because he did not promptly notify the court that he was charged with a felony. Bondsmen are required to report felony charges within 72 hours, Judge Reedy said.
The accusation came after Mr. Davis, a candidate for the Cleveland Board of Education, accepted property as security for a bond.
But this morning, the judge said Mr. Davis wasn’t charged with a felony under the original indictment because it didn’t specify the amount he was accused of stealing.
Mr. Davis was formally charged today with felony theft over $10,000.
The judge asked Mr. Davis to decline all media interviews until after his trial. A trial date should be set before Mr. Davis’ next status hearing on June 16, Judge Reedy said.
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