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Chris Brown Is Now in Custody of U.S. Marshals

Chris Brown appears in Los Angeles Superior Court
Chris Brown appears in Los Angeles Superior Court, March 17, 2014. Lucy Nicholson—AP

Agents will escort the R&B singer from a Los Angeles jail to his misdemeanor assault hearing in Washington, D.C. Brown and his bodyguard allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old outside a W Hotel in Maryland in October

Federal Marshals took singer Chris Brown into custody Thursday afternoon to bring him to a pre-trial hearing in Washington, D.C. later this week for a misdemeanor assault trial.

Marshals spokeswoman Laura Vega told the Associated Press that Brown was transfered from a Los Angeles jail into Marshal custody on Wednesday. In D.C., Brown and his bodyguard, Chis Hollosy, face misdemeanor charges for allegedly assaulting a 20-year-old outside a W Hotel in Maryland in October.

The alleged victim says that when he tried to get into a picture with Brown, the singer told him, “I’m not down with that gay [expletive]” and “I feel like boxing.” The man was treated at the hospital for a broken nose, according to NBC Washington.

Brown has been in a L.A. jail since mid-March. A judge ordered that the R&B star be taken into custody after he was dismissed from court-mandated rehab in Malibu.

[AP]

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