Former Lawton councilman will go to trial on embezzlement charge

Former Lawton councilman will go to trial on embezzlement charge
Caleb Davis is facing a felony charge of embezzlement.

LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - A judge on Wednesday bound former Lawton city council member Caleb Davis over for trial.

He’s charged with one count of embezzlement, accused of embezzling $6,000 from a man who was trying to donate to the organization “Think Lawton” back in 2017.

The charge was originally filed as a misdemeanor before being changed to a felony.

The plantiff, Preston Gates, along with three current city council members -- Sean Fortenbaugh, Onreka Johnson and Randy Warren -- along with an investigator from OSBI testified in a Comanche County courtroom on Wednesday.

The judge ruled there was enough evidence to bind Davis over for trial, with a formal arraignment date to be set tomorrow.

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