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Singer Chris Brown arrested for felony assault in Florida

It's the latest arrest for the singer who has pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 and has a 2016 arrest for assault with a deadly weapon.
by Associated Press /  / Updated 
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Chris Brown performs at 2018 BET Experience Staples Center Concert, sponsored by COCA-COLA, at L.A. Live on June 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Earl Gibson III / Getty Images

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Singer Chris Brown walked off stage after his concert in Florida and into the hands of waiting sheriff's deputies, who arrested him on a felony battery charge and booked him into the Palm Beach County Jail.

A sheriff's spokeswoman said the entertainer was released after posting $2,000 bond on the battery charge issued by the Tampa Police Department.

A police document obtained by NBC News states that on April 17, 2017, Brown struck photographer Bennie Vines, causing "great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement."

The 29-year-old entertainer's record of violence includes a guilty plea to felony assault for beating up his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 and a 2016 arrest on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

He is currently in the middle of his Heartbreak On A Full Moon Tour.

CORRECTION (July 6, 9:34 a.m.): An earlier version of this article misstated the law enforcement agency that issued the arrest warrant. It was the Tampa Police Department, not the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office.

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