Hot Springs lawyer, brother expected to surrender to authorities Thursday


LITTLE ROCK — Hot Springs lawyer Andrea Davis and her brother are expected to surrender to authorities Thursday, three days after warrants were issued for their arrest on manslaughter charges, according to the Saline County prosecutor’s office.

Andrea Davis and Matthew Davis are wanted in connection with the Feb. 29, 2012, shooting death of Maxwell Anderson in Andrea Davis’ driveway.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel abandoned a bid for governor in January 2013 after admitting to a previous “inappropriate relationship” with Andrea Davis. He has said in the past that his office had no involvement in the investigation into Anderson’s death.

Saline County Prosecuting Attorney Ken Casady has been appointed as special prosecutor in the case because of Davis’ position as a Hot Springs lawyer. Deputy prosecutor Brian Clary said Wednesday that Andrea Davis and her brother are expected to turn themselves in Thursday at the Garland County Sheriff’s Office in Hot Springs.

Their attorney, Jeff Rosenzweig, confirmed, “That is the intent.” Rosenzweig added that “they expect to be fully vindicated.”

Andrea Davis and her brother were present when officers arrived at the scene of Anderson’s shooting in February 2012. They were taken from the scene in handcuffs but were later released with no charges filed.

Andrea Davis also faces felony theft charges in Garland County in connection with two trailers that were reported stolen and were found on her property. She was arrested in that case in January.

The Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct suspended Davis’ law license in February.

McDaniel’s past relationship with Andrea Davis became public in late 2012 after her ex-husband, Fred Day, accused her in a divorce filing of having an affair with McDaniel.