Crime

Davender's court date reset for Sept. 30

A judge has rescheduled a court appearance for former University of Kentucky basketball star Ed Davender, who was charged last week with the fraudulent sale of UK basketball season tickets.

Davender, 43, was scheduled to appear in Fayette District Court on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. The hearing was continued until Sept. 30.

The former UK guard, who was arrested Sept. 1, is accused of taking money from at least three people and promising them UK basketball season tickets that he didn't have, police say.

Davender faces three felony counts of theft by deception. The three alleged victims who have been identified gave Davender a total of $5,846, according to court records, after he offered to sell them tickets for the 2009-10 season.

Davender also was charged with having a prescription controlled substance not in the proper container and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school. Court records state that Davender had 14.2 grams of marijuana in two jars in his Jeep Cherokee at the time of his arrest.

Davender has pleaded not guilty, and his attorney has said Davender never intended to defraud anyone. He also said there was a miscommunication between parties.

Davender was a UK guard from 1984-85 through 1987-88. He is 11th on UK's all-time men's scoring list with 1,637 career points.

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