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September 25, 1988
Soul singer James Brown was arrested after he brandished weapons in a roomful of people and led police on a chase that crisscrossed the Georgia-South Carolina border before they shot out the tires on his pickup, authorities said. No one was injured during the chase, which began in Georgia and crossed into South Carolina before ending back in Augusta, Richmond County officers said. The incident is the latest legal problem for Brown, 55, who was arrested on drug and weapons charges in May.
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April 20, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Sixteen months have passed, and James Brown is still a prisoner. On Dec. 15, 1988, Soul Brother No. 1 became inmate No. 155413 and has since been required to spend his days behind bars in the minimum security State Park (S.C.) Correctional Institute. But on Wednesday, Brown began participating in a county work-release program that will place him back out in the community, acting as a spokesman for the Aiken and Barnwell Counties Community Action Commission.
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March 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
A judge on Friday urged imprisoned soul singer James Brown to refrain from using drugs but did not lengthen his jail time for having drugs in his system during a probation check in December. Circuit Judge Rodney Peeples revoked a probationary sentence Brown received July 24 after his conviction for resisting arrest and carrying a pistol. Brown could have been ordered to serve a one-year jail term.
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March 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
A judge on Friday urged imprisoned soul singer James Brown to refrain from using drugs but did not lengthen his jail time for having drugs in his system during a probation check in December. Circuit Judge Rodney Peeples revoked a probationary sentence Brown received July 24 after his conviction for resisting arrest and carrying a pistol. Brown could have been ordered to serve a one-year jail term.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Sixteen months have passed, and James Brown is still a prisoner. On Dec. 15, 1988, Soul Brother No. 1 became inmate No. 155413 and has since been required to spend his days behind bars in the minimum security State Park (S.C.) Correctional Institute. But on Wednesday, Brown began participating in a county work-release program that will place him back out in the community, acting as a spokesman for the Aiken and Barnwell Counties Community Action Commission.
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December 17, 1988 | United Press International
A judge denied soul singer James Brown a new trial Friday and refused to reduce his six-year prison sentence on charges resulting from a police chase in September. "Regardless of how much good you've done or how big you are, no one is above the law," Circuit Judge Herbert Long said. "Everyone has to be treated equally." Brown was convicted Thursday of two counts of assault and failing to stop for police, charges leveled against him after he led police on a chase Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 1989 | RON HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
It was day 49 of his six-year prison stretch, and inmate No. 155413 had finished his morning duties. Inside State Park (S.C.) Correctional Institute, a hospital transformed five years ago into a minimum security facility, the Godfather of Soul had risen at 5 a.m. to help prepare breakfast for about 150 mostly older prisoners.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 1989 | RON HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
It was day 49 of his six-year prison stretch, and inmate No. 155413 had finished his morning duties. Inside State Park (S.C.) Correctional Institute, a hospital transformed five years ago into a minimum security facility, the Godfather of Soul had risen at 5 a.m. to help prepare breakfast for about 150 mostly older prisoners.
NEWS
December 17, 1988 | United Press International
A judge denied soul singer James Brown a new trial Friday and refused to reduce his six-year prison sentence on charges resulting from a police chase in September. "Regardless of how much good you've done or how big you are, no one is above the law," Circuit Judge Herbert Long said. "Everyone has to be treated equally." Brown was convicted Thursday of two counts of assault and failing to stop for police, charges leveled against him after he led police on a chase Sept.
NEWS
September 25, 1988
Soul singer James Brown was arrested after he brandished weapons in a roomful of people and led police on a chase that crisscrossed the Georgia-South Carolina border before they shot out the tires on his pickup, authorities said. No one was injured during the chase, which began in Georgia and crossed into South Carolina before ending back in Augusta, Richmond County officers said. The incident is the latest legal problem for Brown, 55, who was arrested on drug and weapons charges in May.
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