Brown Gets 60 Days...
Bobby Brown gets 60 days for
By DAVID SIMPSON
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 02/27/04
Singer Bobby Brown on Friday was sentenced to 60 days in the DeKalb County
Jail for violating his probation on a drunken driving charge.
Brown will get credit for the seven days he served in jail before's Friday's
hearing, and he is eligible for "good time" credit that could cut his
sentence in half. He likely will serve 23 days as a result of the sentence
handed down today by State Court Judge Wayne Purdom, court officials say.
The judge cited Brown for violations
including failure to report to probation officers and failure to take drug
tests required by his probation.
Brown was more than halfway through a two-year probation stint passed down
in January 2003 after the R&B singer pleaded guilty to a 1996 drunken
His current incarceration marks the second time in six months that Brown has
been in jail. He served seven days in the DeKalb County jail last August for
a probation violation.
In a separate case, Brown is scheduled to appear May 5 in a Fulton County
court on a misdemeanor battery charge. Police allege Brown hit his wife,
Grammy-winning singer Whitney Houston, leaving her with a bruised cheek and
a cut inside her lip.
Brown and Houston, 40, have been married since 1992 and have a 10-year-old
daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
Brown left R&B group New Edition in the late 1980s for a solo career. His
hits include "My Prerogative" and "Every Little Step."
NEWSFILE: 27 FEBRUARY 2004