TODAY   |  October 28, 2013

Chris Brown due in court on felony assault

Singer Chris Brown is due in court Monday after he and his bodyguard were arrested Sunday morning in Washington, D.C. Brown allegedly punched a man who tried to interrupt him as he was having a photo taken with fans. NBC’s Craig Melvin reports.

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>>> chris brown is due in court on a felony assault charge. brown and his bodyguard were arrested outside a washington, d.c. hotel. craig melvin is there with the details.

>> reporter: good morning. chris brown will be facing a magistrate judge later this morning. he spent last night in a washington, d.c. jail cell . brown 's latest arrest could land him in serious trouble serionse he's still on probation. according to the police report , brown attacked a 20-year-old man who tried to go photo bomb a picture the singer was taken pl the alleged victim says the pop star said i'm not down with that gay expletive and i feel like boxing. the brown followed by list bodyguard then punched the man in the face.

>> one gentleman was hit in the face really bad. start bleeding. and a few moments after, called the police.

>> reporter: brown is still on probation there his notorious domestic violence assault against rihanna. since then, brown has had several legal close calls, including night club brawl with drake in 2012 . in july, he was accused of a hit and run in los angeles . those charges were later it is miss dismissed, but his probation reinstated.

>> if he's guilty of having physically assaulted someone for no good reason, he'll go to either jail or prison.

>> reporter: earlier this year, he talked to matt about trying to repair his image.

>> you know i think it's just me proving myself once again and also just me being a man and knowing that what i did was wrong and never doing it again.

>> reporter: so again brown will face a judge this morning. he's also due back in court november 20th in los angeles to update a judge on his probation there. that's where because of this pending as sought charge lawyers say the prosecutor could try to revoke his probation.

>> all right. craig melvin, thanks