Bobby Brown Charged With Battery...
Singer Bobby Brown charged with battery
after pop star wife reports fight at home
By MARCIA LANGHENRY
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer
Singer Bobby Brown was charged with battery Wednesday,
three days after a fight with his pop star wife, Whitney Houston, left her
Fulton County police spokesman Kurtis Young said Brown, 34, received a copy
of the charge and was arrested after turning himself in Wednesday.
The former member of the teen R&B group New Edition is scheduled to appear
at a preliminary hearing Jan. 7.
The volatile couple and their attorneys spent most of Wednesday afternoon
with police in Fulton County Magistrate Court's North Annex in Dunwoody.
"The police wanted to basically give him a copy of the charge," his
attorney, Maurice Bennett, said. "They are trying to work it out, as we
speak, as husband and wife."
Houston declined comment, except through her attorney, Mark Trigg.
"She is trying to resolve the matter privately," Trigg said.
On Sunday, Fulton police responded to a call by Houston to the couple's home
at the Country Club of the South near Alpharetta. Houston, 40, said Brown
had struck her on the left side of her face with an open right hand.
The responding police officer saw a bruise on Houston's cheek and a cut
inside her upper lip, police said. But by the time the officer reached the
house, Brown was not there.
On Tuesday evening, police returned to the couple's home and spoke to
Houston, police spokesman Young said.
Young said Brown had flown to California and police were trying to find and
However, Trigg said Wednesday that Brown did not go to California after the
Brown was released after serving seven days in DeKalb County Jail in August
for violating his probation for a 1996 drunken driving conviction.
He was arrested at an Alpharetta restaurant where he was dining with his
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