Chris Brown Arrested For Felony Assault [Update: Brown's Court Date Waived]

Chris Brown Arrested For Felony Assault [Update: Brown's Court Date Waived]

Chris Brown has been arrested for alleged felony assault.

According to the irreplaceable TMZ, Chris Brown was arrested in Washington, D.C. this morning after allegedly attacking a man outside the W Hotel. The two apparently got into an argument around 4:30 AM, which ended with Brown punching the other man. The incident is being considered a felony assault. 

The R&B singer is currently in custody, and law enforcement sources say he didn't appear to be under the influence during the altercation. The other man is being evaluated at a D.C. hospital.

Because Brown is still on probation, a conviction would be grounds for violating his probation, which means he could face up to 4 years in prison. 

That's all the information we have for now. Stay tuned for updates. 

[Update: Incident Allegedly Started Over A Photo Bomb]

It turns out Chris Brown was hosting a Howard Homecoming party at The Park at Fourteenth Nightclub before heading back to his hotel this morning. After the above-mentioned altercation, both he and his bodyguard were apparently handcuffed and taken in jail, where they both remain for the time being. 

According to TMZ:

"Two women approached Brown in front of the W Hotel and asked to take a picture with him. As the pic was about to be taken, two men rushed over to get in the photo. We’re told Chris then said, "I’m not into this gay shit, I'm into boxing," and threw a punch at the alleged victim. The fight was then taken to the ground." 

Also: 

"Chris broke his nose and he may need surgery as early as tomorrow morning. The victim confirmed he and a friend photo bombed the two women who were taking a picture with Brown when Chris went nuts. The victim says he's not a Chris Brown fan... and was just hanging with a couple girls at the hotel when he saw the singer outside. The victim says he doesn't understand why Brown would be "so homophobic" to hurl such a slur... and would have accepted an apology at the scene, but now he will absolutely press charges." 

Too bad for Breezy. Peep photos from the party in the gallery above. 

[Update: Brown's Court Date Waived]

Chris Brown was scheduled for a hearing regarding his pending DC assault charge this week, but after being ordered to do a 90-day rehab program, the date has been postponed.

A judge has ruled that Chris will not have to travel to Washington DC midway through his time in the facility, as his lawyers have argued they would have requested a new court date during Chris' Monday appearance anyway.

A new date has not yet been set, but will take place following Brown's 90 day stint in rehab.

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