Singer Chris Brown arrested in California on probation violation
Published on Mar 15, 2014 8:17 AM
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - R&B singer Chris Brown was arrested on Friday in Malibu, California, on a warrant issued for a probation violation related to his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said.
Brown, 24, is being held without bail in Los Angeles after being taken into custody in Malibu at 2pm PDT (5am Singapore time).
The singer was ordered into custody by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin after the judge was notified that Brown was not following his probation and had been discharged from a Malibu rehabilitation center where he was ordered to stay, a court spokeswoman said.
The singer, who also faces a misdemeanor assault case in Washington, D.C., had been in the rehabilitation center for anger management as part of his court-ordered probation.
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