Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

April 11, 2013

Judge grants Brian Davis pretrial release

By Michael Schaffer - Managing editor
Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — Appanoose County Magistrate Judge Julie De Vries sometime Thursday granted 51-year-old Brian Joseph Davis, of Centerville, pretrial release.

Davis is accused by complaint and affidavit of one count of threat of terrorism, a class D felony. Davis was arrested Tuesday, April 2 after an investigation revealed he had made multiple threats in regards to the lack of security at Centerville schools.

The order De Vries signed was time-stamped 12:17 p.m. April 11, 2013.

The order states the defendant's attorney, James Underwood and Appanoose County Attorney Richard Scott reached an agreement regarding the review of bond.

A psychiatric evaluation by the Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa in Centerville filed with the court Thursday indicated Davis was not a danger to himself or others at this time, which the court accepted.

Davis was ordered to report to the Iowa Department of Corrections office in Centerville no later than 12 p.m. Friday for pretrial supervision. The court also ordered Davis to abide by the conditions of the no contact order, the protected being any school or child care facility for minor children.

Davis was facing a $50,000 cash bond.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.