Singer Bobby Brown is back in jail for violating his probation on a prior drunken driving conviction.
Brown, 35, was being held Saturday without bond at the DeKalb County Jail, sheriff’s spokeswoman Mikki Jones said. He was taken into custody after appearing before a judge Friday, but officials could not confirm exactly what Brown had done to violate his probation.
He was expected to remain jailed until a court hearing on Friday.
The judge’s ruling may have been related to Brown’s charge of misdemeanor battery in December, following an argument with his wife, singer Whitney Houston. A preliminary hearing in that case was set for May 5.
Brown left the R&B group New Edition in the late 1980s for a solo career. He has been on probation since January 2003, when he was convicted of a 1996 drunken driving incident. Brown had been ordered to remain on probation until Feb. 17, 2005.
Brown’s hits include “My Prerogative” and “Every Little Step.”