SIUC Professor Pleads Not Guilty to Theft Charge

Apr 26, 2019

A professor in SIU-Carbondale's College of Agricultural Sciences has pleaded not guilty to the charge of Theft of Governmental Property.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 39-year-old Jeremy Davis of Carterville is accused of stealing a polymerase chain reaction machine and a Nano Drop machine.

Theft of Governmental Property Exceeding $10,000 and Not Exceeding $100,000 in Value is a Class 1 Felony which carries a potential sentence of four to 15 years in prison. It is also a probation-eligible offense.

Davis not only entered a plea of not guilty, but he also waived his right to a preliminary hearing. A jury trial is scheduled for July 15th in the First Judicial Circuit Court in Murphysboro.

A final pretrial hearing is scheduled for June 4th.