Attorney of boyfriend says he was previously acquitted on unrelated weapon charge
As search crews try again to find 26-year-old and nine-months
pregnant Jessie M. Davis, the attorney for her boyfriend, Bobby Cutts Jr.,
says his client met with Stark County sheriff’s deputies and the FBI for
nearly three hours Wednesday morning and provided them with an alibi and
timeline of his whereabouts from the night of June 13 to the morning of June
No one is known to have seen or spoken to Davis since the night of June 13.
Her 2-year-old son was found alone in her Lake Township duplex two days
later, on Friday.
Bradley Iams, who represents Cutts, spoke with The Repository Thursday
Cutts, a Canton police officer since 2000, “did provide the FBI with names
and places of his whereabouts and most of those, I believe, are tied to
phone calls,” Iams said. “(Wednesday) he and I sat down with sheriffs and an
FBI agent and went back through everything and provided them with, I assume,
the same information.”
Iams said Cutts had talked with local authorities early in the investigation
without an attorney present.
“My understanding is, when he first came to the (search) scene, he was asked
to talk to them and he agreed to talk to them without a lawyer,” Iams said.
“He knows me. We have a relationship.
“I told him at this point forward, any contact he has (with investigators)
he should have an attorney involved. ... I think he’s answered everything
question they had. He didn’t avoid answering any questions.”
Iams represented Cutts in 2003 when Cutts was accused of lying about how
his service weapon ended up with a relative. Canton tried to fire him from
the police force, but he was ordered reinstated by an arbitrator after a
jury found him not guilty. The record of that case, said Iams, was sealed.
“He was indicted and it went to trial. ... Once he was acquitted, we made a
motion to have the records sealed. It went to an arbitrator, and he was
awarded his job back with back pay. ... It was nonsense. It was a cousin of
his who was looking at a life sentence, and they offered him a deal to
implicate Bobby. The jury didn’t believe anything (the cousin) said.”
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