James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul," was arrested Saturday after he brandished weapons in a roomful of people and led police on a chase that crisscrossed the Georgia-South Carolina border before they shot out the tires on his pickup.

No one was injured during the chase, which began in Georgia and crossed into South Carolina before ending back in Augusta, Richmond County officers said.Police said Brown, 55, who has had several brushes with the law, was charged in Richmond County with simple assault, carrying a pistol without a license, carrying a deadly weapon at a public gathering and seven misdemeanor charges.