A trial over Chris Brown's misdemeanor assault case in Washington, D.C. has been delayed, hours after his bodyguard was found guilty of the same charge, stemming from the same incident.
Brown, 24, and Christopher Hollosy were arrested in October and accused of punching Parker Adams, 20, outside a city hotel. Adams said he suffered a broken nose. Brown, who was jailed last month in California for violating his 2009 probation and was flown with federal agents to Washington, has denied all wrongdoing.
Hollosy told police that punched Adams after he tried to get on Brown's tour bus, while the man told authorities that both the bodyguard and Brown hit him in the face after he tried to get in a photo the singer was taking with two women, the Associated Press reported. On Monday, April 21, a judge convicted Hollosy of misdemeanor assault following a two-day trial and is set to be sentenced in June.
Brown is set to face an identical charge on Wednesday, April 23, five days later than scheduled, officials said on Monday. If convicted, he could receive up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Hollosy, now a witness in Brown's trial, is refusing to testify against the singer, citing his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, and plans to appeal his case, according to ABC News.
Brown was flown to Washington with federal agents. He has been in jail in California since mid-March. He was arrested and placed behind bars after getting kicked out of a court-mandated rehab program. A judge had told him that leaving the facility would mark a violation of his probation that stems from his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna. A guilty assault case verdict in Washington could also constitute one and land him an extra four years in prison.
(Pictured above: Singer Chris Brown is seen at a previous probation review hearing on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Los Angeles.)