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Sheriff Brown arrested; Raises funds for charity

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WAXAHACHIE - Sheriff Johnny Brown was arrested at approximately 11 a.m. at the Logan’s Roadhouse parking lot in Waxahachie Thursday, Nov.4.

This was not your ordinary arrest.

Deputies brought in Brown to participate in a Muscular Dystrophy Association sponsored "Lock-Up."

"The Muscular Dystrophy Lock-Ups are such a wonderful way to help local Dallas area families with muscular diseases and have a great time doing it!," said Fundraising Coordinator Katie Shields.

Business and community leaders are invited to be "locked-up" and raise bail money to support MDA’s extensive programs and services. 

A jailbird’s bail goal is set at $1,600, which helps fund research programs, provide clinic services and send children to MDA Summer Camp.

"The Ellis County officials did a wonderful job of getting their community involved and raising their bail to get out of jail," said Shields.

Brown, Constables Terry Nay and Mike Jones, along with Midlothian Police Chief Carl Smith were all present to show their support for Jerry’s Kids.

Most of their "bail" was raised in a matter of hours according to Shields.

The event raised a total of $18,700 so far.

Contributions can still be made on their behalf by sending a check, cash or money order to: Muscular Dystrophy Association, Waxahachie Lock-Up, 12655 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 230, Dallas, TX 75243.

Or online through the end of December by visiting: www. joinmda.org/waxahachie2010/johnnybrown.

"Each of them are such a wonderful example to all those they serve in their communities," said Shields.

Through its national advocacy program, MDA works to make life better for people with muscular dystrophy and related muscle diseases by providing representation in matters of public policy and research advancement, nationally and internationally; and facilitating active involvement in these areas by the people it serves.

MDA, a nonprofit, was created in 1950 by a group of adults with muscular dystrophy, parents of children with muscular dystrophy and a physician-scientist studying the disorder.

Since its earliest days, it has been energized by its number one volunteer and national chairman, entertainer Jerry Lewis.

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