Nearly 2 years after prosecutors dropped the staying criminal charges against him, a previous Elizabeth City automobile dealership is dealing with brand-new charges stemming from his operation of the regional Nissan dealership nearly a decade ago.Jonathan Davenport, 53, of Fresno, California, is charged with nine criminal counts alleging that he cheated and defrauded Nissans monetary services branch of more than $1.2 million, court records show.The indictments bied far by a Pasquotank grand jury Oct. 3 shows Davenport is charged with obtaining property by incorrect pretenses from Nissan Motor Acceptance between February 2007 and October 2008. Nissan Motor Acceptance manages lease agreements and vehicle funding for the Japanese automaker.According to the indictments, Davenport, as executive manager of J amp; B Management Provider doing serviceoperating as Alliance Nissan informed Nissan Motor Acceptance that J amp; B Management Solutions owned or had vehicles and gave a security interest in them to Nissan Motor Approval. The indictments declare, nevertheless, that J amp; B did not own the automobiles or have them in its belongings when it said it did.The indictments claim Davenport cheated Nissan from $677,925 over 5 months in 2007 and $545,625
over three months in 2008. Davenport appeared before a Pasquotank magistrate on Saturday and launched on a$900,000 unsecured bond.Reached by phone Tuesday, Davenport stated he was surprised by the brand-new charges. He decreased commenttalk about them, other than to say, Here we go again.He referred even more questions to his defense lawyerdefense lawyer, HP Williams Jr. of Elizabeth City, who could not instantly be reached on Tuesday.District Attorney Andrew Womble stated in an e-mail Tuesday that the brand-new charges versus Davenport came after his workplace performed a prolonged and comprehensive examination with the support of the SBI
(State Bureau of Investigation). Womble said Davenport is scheduled to appear in Superior Court on Dec. 12. Davenport was a 49 percent owner in the automobile dealer then understoodreferred to as Alliance Nissan in January 2009 when he parted methods with Billy Roughton, an Outer Banks entrepreneur who was a 51 percent owner in the business.In April 2010, Davenport was charged with felony larceny of cars. In August of the same year, he was charged with felony embezzlement from Alliance Nissan and felony larceny of more property.Nearly two years later in March 2012 more charges were filed against Davenport.
He was charged with corporate malfeasance after state law enforcement authorities declared he had actually taken cash from Alliance Nissan for his own personal use.By July 2012, Davenport was likewise dealing with federal charges in the case.
A federal grand jury arraigned him on charges of money laundering and wire fraud.The states case against Davenport startedbegan to unwind in October 2012, nevertheless, when a prosecutor dismissed the felony larceny and felony embezzlement charges.
By April 2013, the United States Lawyer Office also dismissed the federal charges against Davenport.Womble dismissed the state corporate impropriety charges versus Davenport in January 2015, but he stopped short of stating Davenport was in the clear. Womble, who ended up being district attorney in November 2013, said early in 2015 that he was examining evidence from the case that preceded his period as district attorney.Roughton passed away all of a sudden in July 2015 and his household eventually offered Alliance Nissan to the Florida-based Buchanan automobile car dealership, who altered the businesss name to Nissan of Elizabeth City.