Davis indicted in Colly murder
By Dwayne Bremer
Aug 16, 2013, 20:15
The Hancock County Grand Jury has issued a murder indictment of Glen Joseph Davis, 44, who is accused of killing Bay St. Louis resident Maurice Colly on March 6, 2012.
The indictment was released Wednesday as part of the grand jury's report for the past six months' term.
Davis, who has been dubbed the "Gulf Coast Casanova," was indicted on one count of murder and one count of grand larceny.
The grand jury declined to indict Davis on charges of burglary and taking possession of a motor vehicle.
Davis was arrested on Aug. 17, 2012. His preliminary hearing was conducted in Bay St. Louis Municipal Court on Sept. 19, 2012.
At the preliminary hearing, police said Davis killed Colly; stuffed his body in the trunk of his car; and then skipped town.
Davis was on the lam for several months and featured on the nationally televised show America's Most Wanted.
He was captured in Michigan last August and returned to Mississippi.
Davis appeared in Hancock County on Friday for a Writ of Habeas Corpus hearing.
According to the writ, Davis claims authorities have "deprived him of his liberty without due process and equal protection of the law."
Davis also filed a complaint on his attorneys, Cindy Burney and Jim Davis, no relation.
In response, the attorneys both asked Judge Lisa Dodson to be relieved from representing Davis.
Jim Davis and Burney told Dodson that they now have an "adversarial relationship" with their client.
Dodson granted the attorneys motion and assigned public defender Phillip Whittman to represent Glen Davis. Dodson then reset the Writ of Habeas Corpus until October in order for Whittmann to get familiar with the case. No arraignment date for Davis' murder indictment has been set.