Chris Brown is in trouble with the law again. The young pop star was arrested this morning in Washington D.C on felony assault charges after allegedly attacking a man outside a W Hotel. According to huffingtonpost.com:
“A D.C. police spokeswoman said Brown got into an argument with a man outside the W Hotel at 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue at 4:30 a.m. Brown reportedly began punching the man after the situation got heated. Officials believe he was not under the influence of anything at the time of the incident.
“Brown is currently in custody and will be held until court on Monday (Oct. 28), since he is not eligible for release until seeing a judge, a source told ABC News. As for the other man, TMZ has learned that he’s being evaluated at a D.C. hospital.”
Chris Brown’s bodyguard is also reportedly to be involved in the altercation and has been taken into custody as well.
This spells really bad news for Chris Brown as he is still on probation from his 2009 assault incident with his then girlfriend Rihanna. As reported by can.com:
“Brown was arrested in February 2009 for punching Rihanna inside a rented Lamborghini on a Hollywood street. He entered a guilty plea seven months later and was sentenced to serve five years probation and ordered to spend more than 1,400 hours in ‘labor-oriented service.'”
“Probation rules require Brown to stay out of all legal trouble. Even an arrest that does not lead to a conviction could result in a probation violation charge.”
Chris Brown was doing well with his probation up until this year, when he had a few minor run-ins with the law. However, felony charges will have much larger implications on the arrangement for his probation, especially since the rules state that he needs to stay out of all legal trouble regardless of innocence or guilt.
Brown is scheduled to appear on court on Monday and this story will be followed closely as more information becomes available.