By (WMAZ) Published 12/31/2010 18:56:00 | Views: 2866

MACON, Ga. - Police have charged a Macon man with assaulting a news photographer after a city hall news conference.

Malik Brown is charged with one count of simple assault and one count of battery, according to the Bibb County jail.

He is accused of attacking Macon Telegraph chief photographer Woody Marshall on Thursday.

Just after 2 p.m., police led Brown out the of Macon Police detective bureau on First Street and into a patrol vehicle.

Malik Brown is 28 and lives at 2346 Napier Ave., Macon, according to the jail.

Both Malik Brown and State Sen. Robert Brown met with police for more than an hour this morning.

Video showed Malik Brown assaulting Marshall after Robert Brown's news conference at Macon City Hall yesterday.

Macon police said Thursday they weren't sure if the two men are related, but Malik Brown appeared to arrive at the news conference and leave with Sen. Brown's group.

On Friday, Macon police say Sen. Brown told investigators he is not related to Malik Brown, that Brown was not part of his entourage, and that Malik Brown's actions in the attack were his own and not at Sen. Brown's direction.

Bibb County jail records show that Brown was released on $1,300 bond around 4 p.m. Friday.

By (WMAZ) 12/31/2010 18:56:00

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