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Malik Brown Sentenced for Assault on Photographer


A Macon man was sentenced to four years' probation after admitting assaulting a news photographer at Macon City Hall.

Malik Brown pled guilty Tuesday to two counts of criminal damage to property and one count of assault. He was accused of assaulting the Telegraph's chief photographer, Woody Marshall, after a December 2010 news conference by Sen. Robert Brown.

Brown was sentenced to four years' probation, a $1,000 fine and 500 hours' community service. Judge Tillman Self also ordered him to pay Marshall and the Telegraph $1,533.24 in restitution for damaged photo equipment.

Brown told the judge he had attended anger-management classes.

Brown apologized to Marshall in open court. His attorney told 13WMAZ that Brown worked night as a bouncer and that job had an effect on how he reacted.

"He works at night at various nightclubs as a bouncer," said Franklin Hogue, Brown's attorney. "So he's controlling rowdy people and when people are rushing around him or coming up on him. He tends to react. "

Marshall declined comment after the court hearing at Bibb County Superior Court.






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