A judge ruled Monday that Chris Brown, who was recently kicked out of rehab, will stay in jail until April 23, reports TMZ.com.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Brown was arrested last week for violating conditions of his probation stemming from the 2009 assault of then girlfriend Rihanna and held without bail.
Psychiatrists who testified at Brown’s last probation hearing stated that “[their] clinical team believes Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD.”
At that hearing, Judge James R. Brandlin ruled not to arrest Brown because the singer had made progress with his treatment.
That was until he was found to be in noncompliance with the rules of the rehabilitation facility.
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The judge said Chris had an “inability to stay out of trouble.” [The judge] was especially concerned at a statement Chris made at the rehab joint, “I am good at using guns and knives.”
So Chris will sit in jail until April 23. The judge wants Chris in the slammer until a D.C. jury decides if Chris committed criminal assault in an unrelated case. That trial is set for April 17 and should only last a few days. It’s unclear if the judge will let Chris back to attend the trial.
The L.A. judge will hold a probation violation hearing on April 23, and if Chris is convicted in D.C. he’s in big trouble. Worst case scenario … he could be sentenced to 4 years in prison for violating probation in the Rihanna case. One of the conditions — obey all laws.
Brown faces up to four years in jail.
See Brown’s court appearance below: