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March 16, 2004

Dawson-- A City Councilman is awaiting trial on charges he pistol-whipped a teenager.

Joseph Breedlove is still serving on the city council. He has even been appointed Mayor Pro Tem.

A handcuffed Breedlove made his first appearance before a judge in January.

He is charged with aggravated assault, cruelty to children and possession of marijuana.

Investigators say he beat 16-year-old Michael Jones in what the victim thinks was a case of mistaken identity.

A trial date is not set.

According to the City Clerk, the Mayor Pro Tem position is appointed by rotation.

Breedlove will serve three months in the seat starting April.

Posted at 3:51 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com