Alleged attacker of football star's mother on trial

Suspect on trial for battery against mother of Deion Branch. / MGN Online

Trial started this week in a case involving the mother of a local football star who now plays professionally.

Dougherty County District Attorney says Calvin Jermaine Brown is on trial for crimes against Deion Branch's mother, Mary Branch.

On October 2nd, 2012 officials say Mary Branch and Calvin Brown got into a domestic argument about money. The defendant allegedly tied the woman up, took her money and car keys, then left in her vehicle.

Calvin Brown was charged with battery, false imprisonment, robbery by force and theft by taking.

His trial started Monday.

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