Son of Buffalo Mayor Appears in Court

August 9, 2010 Updated Aug 9, 2010 at 6:32 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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August 9, 2010 Updated Aug 9, 2010 at 6:32 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The son of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown appeared in court Monday morning to answer charges of shoplifting, accompanied only by his attorney.

In court along with Brown was the store clerk, Xavier Jemison, who is apparently a good friend of young Byron. Jemison is accused of not ringing up items when 19-year-old Byron Brown III was cashing out of the A.J. Wright store in North Buffalo last weekend.

Judge David Manz granted both Brown and Jemison an ACD, meaning if the two remain out of trouble for the next six-months, all charges will be dropped. The two men must also attend what's known as 'stop shoplifting school.'

Brown III has been in trouble in the past, when in 2007 he took the family SUV, crashing into three parked cars. That case was not brought up in court Monday as it occurred when Brown was a minor.