Dallas DA seeks to return Josh Brent to jail

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Prosecutors will ask a judge on Friday to revoke bail for Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent and send him to jail to await trial in the death of a teammate, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney’s office said Thursday.

Brent, 25, has been free on $100,000 bail with the condition that he not drink alcohol. He must wear an ankle monitor that detects alcohol consumption.

Brent has not complied with several issues related to the monitor, spokeswoman Debbie Denmon said. She said she had no information about alcohol use. But, she said, Brent failed to show up twice for meetings with the officials who administer the ankle device.

“It’s totally up to the judge,” Denmon said, “but we’re going to be asking him to put [Brent] in the jail.

“We’re going to say he’s not adhering to conditions.”

Brent was indicted in January on one count of intoxication manslaughter in the death of teammate and longtime friend Jerry Brown. The maximum sentence is 20 years in prison.

Brent was driving when his Mercedes-Benz hit a curb and flipped about 2:15 a.m. Dec. 8 on a service road of Texas 114 in Irving. His blood alcohol content was 0.189, more than twice the legal limit, authorities reported.

The hearing is set for 9 a.m. before state District Judge Robert Burns on the sixth floor of the Frank Crowley Courts Building, 133 N. Industrial Blvd., Dallas.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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