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OTRC: Chris Brown taken into custody by U.S. Marshals, will fly to Washington for trial

Chris Brown appears in a Los Angeles court on March 17, 2014. He was ordered to remain in jail until an April 23 probation violation hearing. The singer was arrested on March 14 for violating his probation by getting kicked out of a court-mandated rehab facility.

Chris Brown, who was jailed last month for violating probation, has been taken into federal custody by U.S. Marshals, who will transport him to Washington D.C., where he will stand trial for a misdemeanor assault case.

The 24-year-old Grammy-winning R&B singer will fly there later in the day, his lawyer told OTRC.com on Thursday, April 3, a day after he was detained. Brown is accused of hitting a man outside of a hotel in October. He had pleaded not guilty to felony assault and the charge was reduced to a misdemeanor.

Brown was jailed in mid-March after a judge determined he had violated his probation, which stems from his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna, by getting kicked out of a court-mandated rehab program. The trial is set to begin on April 17.

(Pictured above: Singer Chris Brown is seen at a previous probation review hearing on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Los Angeles.)

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