Chris Brown Fans Cheer As He Is Released From Jail In D.C.
Published By: Tara ClemOctober 29, 2013
Chris Brown should buy a lottery ticket, because today is his lucky day…..his recent felony assault charge from his incident in Washington D.C last night where he punched a man has just been reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. Which is shocking, considering his past arrests from violence. The singer was arrested outside a five star hotel in Washington, D.C. on Sunday morning after he allegedly punched a man and broke his nose. Also arrested was his body guard. According to TMZ, Chris Brown pleaded not guilty and was released from custody without bail, and he was pictured smiling as he left court on Monday. He even had his own cheering section, as fans chanted his name as he left the courthouse. So I guess if you punch people (including your ex-girlfriend), you will get cheered on after your arrest….Only in America.
While it is not yet clear why Brown’s charge was reduced, TMZ reports it may be because the injuries were minor. The victim apparently claims Brown broke his nose but according to the publication, the police have stated that the man was treated for a fractured nasal bone.
The original police report allegedly stated that it was Brown’s bodyguard who threw the punch, but the bodyguard’s charge has also been reduced to a misdemeanor. The website also reports that the 24-year-old has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from the alleged victim.
The Los Angeles County Probation Department is now launching an investigation to determine whether the charges violate the terms of the probation he is currently on, and Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, informed LA County of the incident. According to his charges, Chris Brown could allegedly face up to four years in prison if it is decided that his probation should be revoked.
After being arrested for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in February 2009, the Turn Up The Music singer pleaded guilty to a felony and accepted a plea deal.
On August 25 he was sentenced to five years’ probation, one year of domestic violence counseling and six months’ community service, while his five-year restraining order remained.