After months of buildup, the matter of actor Josh Brolin's part in a fight in Shreveport last year was settled with an agreement made before his attorneys appeared in a Shreveport court on Tuesday.
Represented by both a Los Angeles attorney and local lawyer Ron Miciotto, the actor who portrayed President George W. Bush in the Oliver Stone movie "W." was granted district attorney's probation, under which the charges will be dismissed if he goes until March 11 without getting in more trouble.
Others charged in the case also got DA's probation, with no fines or court costs assessed. Each posted a cash bond when arrested, and $133.50 will be reimbursed to each once the probation expires March 11.
Brolin was to have been arraigned in Shreveport City Court on a misdemeanor charge of interfering with police during the arrest of a fellow "W." staffer at a downtown nightclub. He faced up to six months in jail, a $500 fine or both if convicted as charged, according to the city prosecutor's office.
DA's probation is sometimes given to first-time offenders on minor offenses.