Chris Brown Released From Custody, Charges Reduced To Misdemeanor Assault
Chris Brown was released from custody yesterday evening……
Chris Brown just got cut a big break … the assault charge has just been reduced from a FELONY to a MISDEMEANOR … and Chris pled not guilty. Chris has just been released without bail. He’s also required to stay 100 yards away from the victim.
Chris had been ordered to take a drug test, but the judge just vacated that order. It’s standard in such cases to order a drug test, but that has been cancelled.
The bodyguard’s charge was also reduced to a misdemeanor.
TMZ broke the report … Brown was arrested for felony assault early Sunday morning in Washington D.C. after allegedly attacking a man further than a hotel and breaking his nose.
Brown allegedly got into an argument with a man, said “I’m not down with that gay s**t, I’m into boxing,” and then punched him in the nose.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the fight started when the man and his friend photobombed Chris, who was posing for a picture with two girls.
Sources accurate to Chris persist the fight wasn’t over a photo — they say the alleged victim tried to force his way onto Chris’ tour bus, and Chris was merely trying to stop a trespass.
Brown has been in custody since the incident.