A warrant was issued for singer Chris Brown, and he was arrested Friday afternoon by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies after he allegedly violated probation related to his 2009 conviction for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna. The singer was booked into jail in downtown Los Angeles, where he is being held without bail. Brown was “cooperative” when deputies arrested him in Malibu about 2 p.m. Friday, according to a statement released by the sheriff’s department. Two sheriff’s officials who had been briefed on the arrest, told The Times that a judge asked the rehab facility to notify authorities if Brown showed up. The facility called authorities Friday when Brown arrived and advised them the singer was supposed to be arrested.
After confirming the warrant with the Probation Department, sheriff’s deputies arrested the singer. Several sources said they did not know how Brown may have violated the terms of his probation. Probation Deputy Chief Reaver Bingham confirmed that his department submitted a report with the court about an alleged probation violation, but he declined to provide details. He said the “court has to evaluate and consider” the report. Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, said Friday afternoon he didn’t have an immediate comment on the arrest.