Brown's "cape man" bonded out of jail

The former "cape man" for James Brown was bonded out of jail Tuesday after being arrested and charged with possession of cocaine.

Daniel Brown Ray, 74, of Augusta, was arrested on Friday. His bond amount was $4,600, according to jail personnel.

Mr. Ray was well-known as the man who would introduce Mr. Brown and offer him a cape. Mr. Ray was arrested by officers after he drove a car in front of a known drug house on the 2600 block of Mill Street on Friday and conducted a transaction with a man, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report.

Mr. Ray was later stopped by a deputy, who discovered a 0.2-gram piece of crack cocaine in the man’s left suit vest pocket, the report states.


Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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