Brown Cuffed for Parole Violation
Web Editor: Sean Rowe
Last Modified: 8/23/2003 7:33:49 PM
Police arrested singer Bobby Brown --
again -- as he dined with his wife, pop diva Whitney Houston, at an
Alpharetta restaurant Friday night.
Officers served Brown his arrest warrant for parole violation at the
Atlantic Seafood restaurant. Restaurant manager Grey Staples said neither
Brown, his wife or Alpharetta police caused a stir at the popular eatery.
Restaurant manager Grey Staples said, "It's 10:30 at night, slowing down, no
commotion. They came in. I don't think they were really noticed as much.
They sat at a table in the back of the restaurant, just having a nice
Maples met the Alpharetta police officers when they arrived at the
restaurant to take Brown into custody. Authorities said an anonymous caller
tipped them off to seeing Brown at the restaurant.
"We didn't want to make a big thing. We didn't want a lot of officers
rushing in here. It wasn't like that," Maples said.
"Two officers came in, they were following me, [I] over to the table and
said 'Mr. Brown, the Alpharetta Police Department's here. They would like to
speak to you.' [Brown and Houston] simply, couldn't have been more
professional. [Brown] got up. [Police] escorted him outside," the restaurant
Brown was placed in a police cruiser as Houston left in her own vehicle. The
restaurant was left with their unpaid bill.
Police claim Brown violated three conditions of a parole agreement set after
Brown pleaded guilty to a 1996 charge of driving under the influence in
DeKalb County. Brown allegedly failed to attend the substance abuse program,
perform his community service or follow through with random drug testing.
At Brown's sentencing last January, DeKalb Judge Wayne Purdom required
• Be fined $2,000 plus $800 in court costs
• Attend 6 months of a substance abuse program
• Be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle for a year
• Complete 240 hours of community service
Last November, Brown was arrested in Atlanta on charges of possessing less
than an ounce of marijuana, speeding and having no driver's license or proof
After posting bond in Atlanta for the November arrest, Brown was transferred
to the neighboring DeKalb County Jail to face the older charges. He was then
released on $10,000 bond.
Officials have not said how Brown violated his parole.
NEWSFILE: 11 AUGUST 2003