BRUNSWICK, Ga. - The high sheriff in the old westerns used to ask his prey "to come along quietly and there won't be any trouble.''
Between Christmas and New Year's Day, Joe Iannicelli went to jail quietly, but is trying to raise a fuss on the outside.
Iannicelli was jailed on the order of Superior Court Judge E.M. Wilkes III of Hazlehurst for not paying about $68,000 in alimony to Joyce Head, his ex-wife.
He may be wearing the flip-flops and jumpsuit like everyone else, but Iannicelli is not a Joe Six Pack.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate, Iannicelli holds more than 100 patents. He is also the scientist at Aquafine Corp., a water purification company he owns. He also owns New Hope Plantation Mobile Home Park, Culligan of Georgia and Aero-Instant. He was a member of the Glynn County Board of Education from 1999 through 2002, serving part of his term as chairman.