Bobby Joe Davis Convicted of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Drug Crimes

Press Release

The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on 8/24/2017, Bobby Joe Davis was convicted of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of Methamphetamine, Resisting an Officer without Violence, Possession of Less Than 20 Grams Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

The State established that on March 21, 2017, Deputy Evans of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office stopped the Defendant for a bicycle light infraction.  During the stop, the Defendant began to empty his pockets and methamphetamine was discovered.  Deputy Evans attempted to arrest the Defendant and a struggle ensued.  The Defendant battered the Deputy by elbowing him in the chest, ramming his shoulder into his chest and shoving him across a room.

This case was tried by Assistant State Attorney Barbara Beasley and Assistant State Attorney Kyle Rash.  Circuit Judge Michael Overstreet sentenced the Defendant to 48 Months in the Department of Corrections followed by 60 months of drug offender probation.

Please contact Chief Assistant Attorney Larry Basford with any questions.