Man indicted on intoxication manslaughter after release due to late lab results

ORANGE COUNTY - A Fred man who was charged with intoxication manslaughter but released from jail because of late toxicology results has now been indicted on the charges.

Michael Lynn Davis, 38, was indicted Wednesday on charges of intoxication manslaughter, failure to stop and render aid and possession of a prohibited substance according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.

12News is waiting to hear back from the DA's office as to whether a warrant for Davis' arrest will be issued.

Davis was released from the Orange County Jail on a personal recognizance bond on September 14, 2016.

He could not be indicted on the charge until toxicology results from the Texas Department of Public Safety were received.

He told a 12News crew that was at the jail at the time of his release that he was sorry and that he plans to pray while he is free.


In May 2016, prosecutors say Davis was under the influence when the 2008 Dodge pickup he was driving left the roadway and struck and killed Jerry Neal Campbell, 77, on a Sunday evening.

Campbell was clearing debris near a fence along FM105 in Orange County.

(© 2016 KBMT)


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