Human trafficking suspect appears in court

HERNANDO, Miss. -- The man arrested on human trafficking charges involving a formerly missing teen from Frayser appeared in court on Wednesday.

WREG has learned Darnell Davis has a rap sheet that spans two states—Michigan and Mississippi -- and includes charges ranging from cocaine possession to assault with a deadly weapon.

Now authorities have added human trafficking charges to top it all.

According to the family, it all started when the teen agreed to meet Davis, who they say was possessing as a classmate.

"He had her come outside with the intentions that she was meeting a 17 year old that she went to school with. From there she was taken by a 31 year old," said Gina Hodge, the teen's mother.

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