The Marietta Daily Journal is reporting that Dwight Brown, former CEO of CobbEMC/Cobb Energy was arrested, handcuffed and transported to the Cobb County jail after being reindicted. His lawyer is outraged.
Brown’s lawyer, former Gov. Roy Barnes, is furious that his client was arrested and that the district attorney’s office sought to have Brown held on a $100,000 bond. District Attorney Pat Head, though, said Brown has received no special treatment. Judge Flournoy rejected prosecutors’ efforts to set the bond….
Barnes said[,] “Dwight Brown has had a very distinguished business career, starting with Georgia Power. He does not believe, and neither do I, that he has committed a criminal act.
District Attorney Pat Head said there was no reason to treat Brown differently from any other indictee:
“Based on those charges, we decided to handle this case just like all the other cases are handled,” Head said. “It is common practice for bench warrants to be issued … and for the defendant in those cases to be handcuffed and taken to jail by the sheriff.
The District Attorney’s office asked that Brown be required to post $100,000 bond but the judge disagreed and Barnes was offended again:
Barnes said the bid for bond against his client was “uncalled for.”
“At least they should have had the courtesy to allow us to be heard on this matter,” he said. “They knew that we’ve been in this case.”