Popular Singer Chris Brown Arrested on Felony Assault Charges; May Face Jail Time Due to Probation

Popular R&B singer Chris Brown, who battered one-time girlfriend and pop star Rihanna, was arrested and charged with felony assault this morning according to the Washington Metropolitan Police Department.

A CNN report noted that Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were taken into custody and were being held at the 2nd district police station after they were allegedly involved in a fight with another man outside the W Hotel at 4:25 a.m. Sunday.

The 24-year-old singer is currently on probation in California due to a felony domestic violence conviction stemming from his much publicized battering of Rihanna. An arrest is considered a violation of his probation.

In the past year, the singer has already faced two probation violation charges.

Brown was ordered in August to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community service for the violations by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Brandlin after a hit-and-run charge against him was dropped. It was at this point that the judge reinstated Brown's probation "under the original terms and conditions" related to his previous troubles with the law.

He was expected to appear in court again on Nov. 20. It is uncertain how this incident is expected to compound that appearance.

Brown's accuser in the hit-and-run incident, Olga Gure, said the artist "went ballistic" and screamed at her after his Range Rover rear-ended her Mercedes on a Los Angeles street, according to CNN.

The talented singer's bubble-gum image was shattered in February 2009 when he was arrested for punching his then girlfriend Rihanna inside a rented Lamborghini on a Hollywood street. His actions left Rihanna's face bruised, bloody and swollen on the eve of the Grammy awards that year.

He pled guilty and was sentenced to five years probation and more than 1,400 hours in "labor-oriented service."

Everything was going well for Brown until the past year, when he was accused by the district attorney's office of not completing 1,400 hours of community labor he was allowed to do in his home state of Virginia.

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