Chris Brown was arrested on Friday, March 14, for violating his probation, which occurred because he was discharged from a rehab facility where he had been seeking court-mandated treatment for anger management and other issues, officials say.
The 24-year-old R&B singer had been told by a judge last month that he is to remain in the center, located in Malibu, California, until he stands trial on a misdemeanor assault case in Washington, D.C. on April 17 and that leaving would constitute a violation of his probation, which was originally handed down over his 2009 attack on Rihanna, and lead to jail time.
Brown was discharged from the facility, where he has also been treated for bipolar disorder II, because he failed to "comply with the rules and regulations" of his program, according to a message the probation department had faxed the judge overseeing his case, OTRC.com's parent company, KABC Television reported. The singer and his lawyer have not commented.
UPDATE: Chris Brown is due in court on Monday afternoon.
Police confirmed earlier in the day that Brown was arrested on a bench warrant for violating his probation but did not elaborate. He remains behind bars. Bail was denied.
"Mr. Brown was cooperative when taken into custody," police said in a statement to KABC Television.
Brown had been booted out of a rehab facility before -- he had initially begun inpatient treatment voluntarily, following his Washington D.C. arrest, and was kicked out after he threw a rock through his mother's car window. He was then ordered by a judge to return to rehab and also perform 1,000 hours of community labor.
(Pictured above: Singer Chris Brown is seen at a previous probation review hearing on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Los Angeles.)