SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - The embattled mayor of Southaven is under fire for new accusations, this time for disregarding a stopped school bus.
According to DeSoto County Schools, the incident occurred on March 22.
The driver of the school bus filed a complaint with Southaven Police, who then forwarded it to the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department. It stated that Mayor Davis was driving behind the bus when it came to a stop to drop off students. Davis then turned on flashing blue lights installed on his vehicle and illegally passed the school bus, sources tell abc24.com.
The mayor is charged with two misdemeanors for the incident, one for the use of flashing blue lights and the second for passing a stopped school bus. He turned himself in on the charges a short time after the arrest warrants were issued.
Davis' vehicle previously belonged to the city until he purchased it; it is unclear as to why the vehicle still has blue lights.
Davis is currently under investigation by the State Auditor's office, accused of misspending taxpayer money on lavish dinners, travel and other questionable expenses. He's paid $96,000 but still owes at least $63,000. Southaven's Board of Aldermen has been ordered by the state to submit their review of the mayor's spending by the end of the month.