Chris Brown will stay in jail until April 23 after a judge shut down his lawyer’s request for release.
The 24-year-old singer was arrested on Friday after getting kicked out of a Malibu rehab facility where he was being treated for anger management. Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin had ordered him to stay in rehab while he decided whether Brown violated his probation in the Rihanna assault case.
On Monday, Brown appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom in an orange jumpsuit alongside his attorney Mark Geragos.
The judge said Brown had an “inability to stay out of trouble” and was especially troubled at a statement Brown made at rehab, where he reportedly said, “I am good at using guns and knives.”
Brandlin wants him to remain in jail until a D.C. jury decides if he committed criminal assault in his D.C. case, which goes to trial on April 17.
The L.A. judge will hold a probation violation hearing on April 23. If Brown is convicted in D.C., he could potentially be sentenced to four years in prison for violating probation in the Rihanna case.
According to TMZ, Brown was kicked out of rehab after he violated a rule to stay at least two feet away from women in the facility. He also initially refused a drug test, later agreeing to submit to one, and made disparaging comments about rehab during a group session.