Prosecutors Work to Move Chris Brown From L.A. Jail to D.C.

Chris Brown

Prosecutors Work to Move Chris Brown From L.A. Jail to D.C.

Lawyers want the singer out of prison to face his assault charge.

Published March 27, 2014

The wheels are in motion to get Chris Brown out of jail in L.A. in time for his Washington, D.C., court date next month. D.C. taxpayers would cover Breezy's travel expenses, a source told the Washington Post

Prosecutors in the case filed paperwork with the U.S. Marshall and the Warden of L.A. Wednesday (March 26) to have Brown extradited to the nation's capital, where he faces misdemeanor assault for attacking a man last October. 

The document states that Brown must be released into the custody of "either the United States Marshall for the District of Columbia Superior Court, or the United States Marshall of California." 

Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were both arrested in D.C. for allegedly attacking a man trying to jump in a photo with the Virginia native and a group of female fans. The victim, Parker Isaac Adams, claims his nose was broken and filed a $3 million lawsuit against Brown in February.

Mark Geragos, Brown's lawyer, was said to be working on a seven-figure settlement offer for Adams. While it is unclear if negotiations fell through, the money deal could get the D.C. criminal charges against Brown dropped.

In the meantime, Brown remains on probation for the 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna. He was arrested March 14 after getting kicked out of a rehab facility where he was ordered to remain for anger management.

Despite his attempts to be released on bail, Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin remanded Brown to custody until April 23. If the judge allows a temporary prison break, Brown has to be in D.C. two days before his April 17 hearing. 

After he has his day in a D.C. court, the Grammy winner would be returned back to jail in L.A. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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