Chris Brown Mug Shot

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Chris Brown Arrested On Felony Battery Charge After Florida Concert

July 06, 2018 - 8:10 am

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WCBS 880/AP) -- 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.

Brown was arrested for allegedly hitting a photographer in Tampa last April.

The warrant alleges Brown battered Bennie Vines Jr., who was hired by a club to take photos during an event hosted by Brown. Vines told officers that while he was snapping photos, Brown punched him. Brown was gone by the time officers arrived that night. Vines refused medical treatment, but told officers he wanted to prosecute because of a minor lip cut.

A sheriff's spokeswoman said the entertainer was released after posting $2,000 bond on the battery charge issued by the Tampa Police Department. 
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's currently in the middle of his Heartbreak On A Full Moon Tour and is scheduled to perform in Tampa on Friday.

(© 2018 WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)