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Rehabilitation now incarceration. Chris Brown who had been staying at a Malibu rehab facility under court order, was arrested around 2pm without incident from the facility. Brown was arrested Friday afternoon for a probation violation in connection with his 2009 conviction for assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff Capt. Mike Parker reported Brown was taken to the inmate reception center in downtown Los Angeles, where he was booked into jail and held without bail.
“The reason for the probation violation is not provided in the arrest warrant so we do not know why,” Parker said. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office also told NBC News the reason for the arrest was unknown.
In November, Brown was ordered to a 90-day live in anger management treatment program, where he would have to complete three eight-hour days of community service each week and undergo periodic drug tests. But prosecutors in February asked a Los Angeles judge to send Brown back to jail because of new evidence they said investigators obtained from witnesses to an altercation Brown allegedly had in Washington in October. The singer faces a misdemeanor assault charge in D.C. for allegedly hitting a man trying to take a picture of him outside a hotel. The testimony from the witnesses, prosecutors argued, prove he violated his probation.
The judge turned down the requesting, instead decided to keep Chris in rehab, citing his progress in a line-in rehab program and continued good behavior. Per probation reports obtained by NBC News, psychologists at the rehab, say Brown suffers from bipolar disorder and post traumatic stress disorder.
No comment, formal statement, or immediate phone calls have been given by Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos.
In a probation report filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in February, Brown stated that he “would like to inform the court that he appreciates what he has learned in the rehabilitation facility, as it has allowed him to change his life for the better.” The singer also said he “remains thankful to the court for the opportunity to find out and learn about himself, his anger issues and the type of person he wants to become, which is a man who is able to better himself and be a positive role model.”