William Robert Davis, 43, is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing in Butte County Superior Court at 8:30 a.m., this morning, September 6, 2017 following his arrest on embezzlement charges in the amount of $48,755.

David plead not guilty to the grand theft charges for embezzlement of funds from Gridley Little League while serving as President.

District Attorney Mike Ramsey told the media last month that the case originated when a newly installed treasurer discovered the league's account at a local bank was overdrawn and began to investigate. The league treasurer notified the Gridley-Biggs Police Department upon discovering over $40,000 missing.

Ramsey said if convicted, Davis faces up to three years in county prison and will be ordered to pay restitution. Davis has been out on his own recognizance pending the hearing set for today as he had come voluntarily to court to face the charge.