Even though he’s got pending court dates in two states, James Brown left for a monthlong European concert tour sometime Tuesday--and state prosecutors are saying they would seek to put the entertainer in jail if he does not appear in court as scheduled. Brown faces several charges in Georgia and South Carolina and could forfeit nearly $33,000 in bonds if he misses the court appearances. Harry James, solicitor for the municipal court in Augusta, Ga., said Brown “is making a mockery of the court system if he has no intention of appearing.” The Godfather of Soul also is scheduled to appear Oct. 24 in Aiken County, S.C., General Sessions Court to answer several felony charges, and also in state court in Augusta on Nov. 8 on charges including carrying a pistol without a license and carrying a deadly weapon to a public gathering.
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