Davis Pleads Guilty

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Tuesday 1st January 2002

Ja'Marc Davis arrested on 10 felony counts and pleads guilty

AFTER EIGHT months following his arrest on March 1, Ja'Marc Davis, 26, founder and leader of Forefront Records dance band Raze, pleaded guilty to sex offences involving a girl who was one of the group's back up dancers. The Tulsa World reported that Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris recommended a 10 year sentence as part of the plea negotiation. Tulsa World reported that the judge in the case ordered that a background report be prepared "to evaluate Davis' merits as a probation candidate." Judge Jefferson Sellers told Davis that there was no "guarantee of probation." Davis was arrested on 10 felony counts in spring 2001, seven of which have been dismissed. He remains free on bail and is scheduled to be sentenced in December. Forefront Records announced that Raze would be disbanding. Raze have been on the label's roster since their debut US release in January 1998. Greg Ham, president of Forefront, said, "Before we could announce our decision about the future of Raze at Forefront, they came to us with their decision to go their separate ways. We wish Ja'Marc, Donnie, Mizzie and Todd well and we pray God's blessing for their futures."

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