SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - It is video Southaven Mayor Greg Davis and his lawyer don't want you to see.
The video itself is pretty mundane, Mayor Davis turning himself in to the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office on two misdemeanor warrants. It was the response of the mayor's attorney, Steve Farese, which left us with questions.
The Mayor was charged with passing a school bus and having illegal blue lights on a private vehicle. The incident allegedly happened last Thursday at the end of Davis Road in a vehicle Mayor Davis bought from the city a few years ago.
"Are you going to want an interview? Then you can't film," Farese told ABC24 as Mayor Davis was about to enter the sheriff's office. "If you film, you get no interview. You make the choice it doesn't matter to me."
After being processed through the jail, Mayor Davis was quite talkative, just not with abc24.com.
Mayor Davis and his lawyers prompted a local newspaper reporter to get in their car to finish an interview after we attempted to ask several questions outside the DeSoto County Courthouse.
Davis is not a police officer. It is illegal to have flashing blue lights in your vehicle if you're not a member of law enforcement. The bus driver originally filed a complaint with the Southaven Police Department who turned it over to the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office.
Davis was free on bond Tuesday night.