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Bobby Brown backin jail for violating probation

Singer expiated to remain in prison until court hearing Friday
/ Source: The Associated Press

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.”