Chris Brown Ordered to Remain in Jail Until April 23 Hearing

Singer Chris Brown was ordered on Monday by a Los Angeles County judge to stay in jail until an April 23 hearing to determine whether he violated the terms of his probation.

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Singer Chris Brown appeared in court March 17, 2014, with his attorney Mark Geragos. (Credit: KTLA)

Brown, 24, was arrested by deputies Friday afternoon after he was removed from a rehab program after he touched a female, failed to take a drug test, and made threats, the Los Angeles Times reported.

In a hearing at a downtown L.A. courtroom, Superior Court Judge James Brandlin said he was particularly troubled that Brown allegedly stated “I am good at using guns and knives,” during a morning reflection session in rehab.

“I have concerns about the defendant’s ability or inability to stay out of trouble pending the formal hearing,” Brandlin said.

Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, asked that Brown be released because of a pending trial on April 17 in Washington, D.C., where Brown faces a misdemeanor assault charge, the Times reported.

Brandlin denied the request, and added that two trials on two coasts would be “an incredible drain on resources.”

Brown’s probation violation related to his conviction for assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats crimes that occurred in February 2009, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The 2009 crimes involved an attack on his then-girlfriend Rihanna in the hours before the Grammy Awards.

The news release did not specify what the alleged probation violations were, but the Associated Press reported that the judge overseeing Brown’s probation ordered the arrest after finding out the Grammy-winner had violated the rules of his treatment.

He had been dismissed from a rehabilitation facility in Malibu, according to the AP.

Brown was ordered to a 90-day residential anger-management program and community service by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge in November.

He was being held without bail in the Men’s Central Jail, online county inmate records showed.

KTLA’s Melissa Pamer, Tracy Bloom and Ashley Soley-Cerro contributed to this report.


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