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One charge against MDOT director dropped

Larry "Butch" Brown (Photo source: Biloxi Police) Larry "Butch" Brown (Photo source: Biloxi Police)

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - One of the charges against MDOT Executive Director Larry "Butch" Brown has been dropped, but the public intoxication charge remains.

Brown, 67, was arrested by Biloxi police early Friday morning after a disturbance at Beau Rivage Casino Resort. Police say they were called to Beau Rivage after a casino security guard detained Brown for allegedly getting belligerent when the guard found him asleep at a slot machine.

Brown was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. He was released from the Harrison County jail after paying a $480 bond.

Monday, Biloxi City Judge Eugene Henry told WLOX News the disorderly conduct charge filed by Beau Rivage has been withdrawn. Casino executives filed a request to withdraw that charge, Henry said. That request has been allowed.

However, Henry said the arrest made by a Biloxi Police officer on the public drunk allegation still exists.

Friday, Brown told WLOX News, "I am not guilty on either charge. I was not disorderly and certainly not drunk. It was a terrible misunderstanding that has already been resolved with the Beau Rivage."

Butch Brown's case will be heard in Biloxi municipal court on September 13.

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