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Chris Brown Arrested, Charged With Felony Assault In D.C., Police Say

By: CBS News Copy Email
By: CBS News Copy Email

CBS News Copy

Singer Chris Brown was arrested early Sunday in Washington and charged with felony assault, the Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed to CBS News.

The R&B star is still on probation from his 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna. If Sunday's arrest is determined to be a violation of his probation, the star could land in prison for up to four years.

D.C. police spokesman Paul Metcalf said the 24-year-old Brown got into a physical altercation with an adult male near the W Hotel located on K and 15th street around 4:25 a.m. local time.

The name of the alleged victim was not released but Metcalf said the man had been released from the hospital as of Sunday afternoon.

Chris Hollosy, a 35-year-old male who was with Brown, was also arrested in the incident and faces the same charge. Both men would be held until Monday, police said.

Brown has been dealing with legal problems since 2009, when he was arrested for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna and was first placed on probation.

Brown also got involved in highly publicized altercations with fellow singers Drake and Frank Ocean, but no criminal charges were filed in those incidents.

Earlier this month, the promoter of four Chris Brown concerts in Canada scheduled this summer canceled the events after consulting with Brown and in light of his recent personal and health-related issues.

The R&B star had his probation reinstated in early August after he was involved in an alleged hit-and-run accident. He recently reached a civil compromise with the driver of the car.

Brown also suffered a seizure earlier this month.


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