Chris Brown's Probation Pulled Over DC Arrest

Grammy winner ordered to return to court in February

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Dec 16, 2013 5:30 PM CST

(Newser) – A judge today revoked Chris Brown's probation after his recent arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in Washington, DC, but the ruling will not alter the singer's requirements to complete rehab and community labor for his 2009 attack on Rihanna. Superior Court Judge James Brandlin cited details contained in an arrest report as his reason for revoking Brown's probation for the second time this year. He ordered Brown to return to court Feb. 10 to update him on his progress in rehab.

Prosecutors did not request that Brown be sent to jail during today's hearing. In November, Brown was ordered to spend 90 days in a treatment program for anger management and other issues. Brandlin said probation officials reported the Grammy-winner was handling the program well in recent weeks. "I'm pleased he's doing well" in treatment, the judge said. Brandlin reviewed Brown's October arrest report filed after a man accused the R&B singer of hitting him outside the W Hotel in Washington. Brown and his bodyguard were initially charged with felony assault, but the case was reduced to a misdemeanor. Brown has been ordered to appear in a DC court on Jan. 8.

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 file photo, singer Chris Brown, center, departs the H. Carl Moultriel courthouse after he was released from jail following his arrest for allegedly punching another man, in Washington. A representative for the R&B star announced Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 that Brown has...
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 file photo, singer Chris Brown, center, departs the H. Carl Moultriel courthouse after he was released from jail following his arrest for allegedly punching another...   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, Chris Brown arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles.
In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, Chris Brown arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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