Chris Brown Thrown in Jail After Arrest for Alleged Probation Violation

L.A. County Sheriff's Department says singer, who was in rehab for anger management and other issues, was cooperative when he was arrested in Malibu

By Natalie Finn Mar 14, 2014 11:42 PMTags
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Chris Brown may be spending his weekend behind bars.

The F.A.M.E. artist, who has been living at a residential treatment center under orders from the court, was arrested today for an alleged violation of his probation stemming from his 2009 assault conviction. He is currently being held without bail at the Inmate Reception Center at the L.A. County Jail.

Deputies from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station picked him up at around 2 p.m. in Malibu at a place described only by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department as "a location he was staying at" and took him into custody without incident.

The LASD says that Brown was cooperative.

It's not immediately known if he was arrested at the rehab facility. TMZ is reporting that the 24-year-old was thrown out of the center this morning, causing a warrant to be put out for his arrest because a judge had ordered him to stay put, warning him that leaving rehab would be a probation violation.

A rep for Brown had no comment.

A recent probation report filed with the court stated that doctors who have examined Brown—who originally checked into rehab voluntarily last year before being ordered to stay put—believe that he suffers from bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder and required "close supervision."

The report further stated: "Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD."

A probation violation setting hearing was already on the docket for April 23.

—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua