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Daphne Elementary coach arrested this summer for violating restraining order, court docs say

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Court documents show Billy Davis was arrested this summer for violating a restraining order against him. (WALA) Court documents show Billy Davis was arrested this summer for violating a restraining order against him. (WALA)
DAPHNE, AL (WALA) -

The Daphne Elementary School P.E. coach under investigation for possible sex abuse of a student was arrested this year for violating a restraining order and was even court ordered to wear an ankle monitor. 

The court documents show the William "Billy" Davis admitted to violating the protection from abuse order filed against him by his ex-wife.

According to the documents, he was arrested in June for the misdemeanor violation, and to get out on bond, Davis was required to wear a GPS ankle monitor for at least a month. 

According to court documents, the restraining order was filed in the first place, because Davis allegedly threatened to kill his ex-wife, and physically abused her, allegedly "leaving bruises" on her.

The court documents show about a month after his arrest for violating that restraining order, Davis signed a pre-trial intervention agreement with the district attorney's office, admitting to texting his ex-wife and showing up at her home, when he was supposed to have no contact. 

The agreement also shows Davis waived his right to a trial and instead paid all fees associated with the misdemeanor charge, and agreed to seek "inpatient rehabilitation for mental health."

The court documents also show Davis' employer is Daphne Elementary School.

So far, Davis has not been arrested or charged in the child sex abuse investigation, because, according to the District Attorney's Office, there is not enough evidence to file charges.

The school system says per state law, misdemeanor charges do not trigger any personnel actions, especially if the charges do not affect on-the-job performance. Furthermore, the school system stresses there is no requirement for an arresting agency to notify local boards of education, nor is there any mechanism for local boards of education to even know an arrest has been made. 

The school system also says, because Davis has tenure, he has more employment protections, including the ability to have a hearing with the school board, before he can be terminated. 

Superintendent Eddie Tyler says he has recommended Davis be terminated, and the school board will have a hearing on the matter soon.

The school system says Davis has worked at Daphne Elementary for several years.

FOX10 News reached out to him, but Davis said over the phone that he has no comment.

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