Bibb County grand jurors have indicted the Macon man accused of attacking a Telegraph photographer last year.
True bills were issued in the case of Malik Brown on two counts of criminal damage to property and one count of battery, according to the Bibb County District Attorney’s Office.
Brown, 28, is accused of attacking photographer Woody Marshall on Dec. 30, 2010, at Macon City Hall, where Marshall was shooting pictures during and after a news conference called by then-state Sen. Robert Brown of Macon.
Malik Brown restrained Marshall and shoved him to the ground, according to the indictment, filed Tuesday in Bibb County Superior Court.
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He also is accused of damaging camera lenses owned by The Telegraph, valued at more than $500, and damaging Marshall’s camera and sunglasses, also valued at more than $500.
Because Malik Brown initially was charged with simple assault and battery Dec. 31, the district attorney’s office will request that he be arrested on the new charges, prosecutor Myra Tisdale said.
Marshall told police that when the news conference ended -- as Robert Brown was departing -- he left the Macon City Council chambers to take additional photos. When he got beside Robert Brown, Marshall was pushed out of the way, and Malik Brown tried to keep him from following to take other pictures.
Malik Brown has said he was trying to protect the senator.
Witnesses have said Malik Brown aggressively shoved Marshall twice in front of City Hall. Video of the encounter showed Marshall being shoved inside and again outside, where he was pushed to the ground.
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