Chris Brown Holds Concert Where He Has Active Warrant, And Police Were Waiting

Police waited for Chris Brown to wrap up his concert, then arrested him on an outstanding felony battery warrant.

West Palm Beach, FL – Singer Chris Brown was arrested on an outstanding felony battery warrant as he walked off stage following a Thursday night concert.

Brown, 29, was taken into custody at the Coral Sky Amphitheater at the South Florida Fairgrounds, Tampa Police Department spokesman Stephen Hegarty told CNN.

He was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on $2,000 bond approximately an hour later.

The incident stemmed from an altercation at a Tampa club in April of 2017, Page Six reported.

Photographer Bennie Vines Jr. told police that the club, AJA Channelside, hired him to take pictures during an event that Brown was hosting at the venue.

Vines alleged that, as he was doing the job he was paid to do, Brown “sucker punched” him and cut his lip, People reported.

Brown left the club before police arrived.

In the wake of the assault, the club released a Facebook statement apologizing to its patrons.

“Incidents like the ones caused by Chris Brown and his team are very sad to see,” AJA Channelside wrote. “As everyone witnessed he showed up to the club at around 1:30am. After only a few minutes of being there, Chris Brown himself and his team assaulted our club photographer and proceeded to walk out of the venue.”

“AJA Channelside and our employees apologize for the inconvenience,” the club said. “Assault charges were pressed and we are dealing with the proper authorities accordingly.”

It wasn’t the first time Brown had been accused of behaving violently.

In 2009, he was arrested for brutally beating his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna, CNN reported.

He was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats, and was placed on probation for five years as a result of those convictions.

Brown and his bodyguard were both arrested on felony assault charges in Washington, D.C. in 2013, following a fight outside a hotel. Brown’s offense was reduced to a misdemeanor the next day.

In late 2013, Brown smashed out the window of his mother’s vehicle during a family session at a rehabilitation facility, and was court-ordered to enter a different rehabilitation program, CNN reported.

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GForce48
GForce48

Great job Team Police!

Rdhdkid
Rdhdkid

Arrested on an extraditable warrant, and then allowed to bond out? Did I misread that?

CJSpencer
CJSpencer

And bonded out in an hour. He was on the street before the arresting officers finished the report. Tell me again about this "White Privilege" I keep hearing about.

Aaron57
Aaron57

$2000 dollar bond for a felony assault charge? That's a joke. Especially for someone in his position and with his record.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Remember, according to "progressives" all cultures are the same.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

This site is turning into TMZ. What in thr hell does this story have to do with Blue Lives Matter?

In a week you've covered inconsequential news about Chris Brown, Colin Kaepernick, and Chris Pratt. I'm expecting a Kardashian update this weekend.

Budman
Budman

@Hi_estComnDenomn This site is turning into a troll site. Brings trolls out of the wood work like you cockroach!!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

I would think that someone who believes this site no longer meets up with their lofty standards would stop coming here and move on to sites that they are better suited to, like The Root.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Budman If i were to imagine you, i imagine a knuckle dragging troggle yelling at a wall.

You just gave me inspiration for a new character.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Don't get me wrong, this "news" site has never been good. But to take on celebrity news? You can't get much lower.

Mrs10
Mrs10

@Hi_estComnDenomn it's on this site bc it's news about a high-profile (I assume - I honestly don't know how famous he is) arrest that was executed very well.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Mrs10 Michael Cohen's arrest was high profile and much more important than Chris Brown's, yet there is no mention of that on this site.

Sorry, that explanation holds no water.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@investigator YOU peruse other sites.

Pat1978
Pat1978

HCD...The idea of covering this story is probably to help counter the BS a lot of celebrities spew about cops by 'raising awareness' regarding just how stupid and insane many celebrities are. I imagine Mr. Neck Tattoos is no fan of police and could sway more gullible minds toward his viewpoint. A lot of anti-police sentiment originates with spiteful criminals. Maybe they hope this article will show up on a potential cop-hater's feed and they'll be armed with actual facts the next time someone they don't realize is a douche tries to emote all over them about the horse $hit 'epidemic' of racist cops.

Mom2Boys
Mom2Boys

Pat1978 you said it! We need the truth about these rich boys who think they can do anything to anyone with zero consequences. A$$hats!

61mouse
61mouse

@Budman ........nailed it

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Pat1978 Chris Brown is an R&B singer who has never made a song about cops.

Your made up a scenario doesn't even apply to him.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Budman Yes you're definitely racist. Yell more, troggle.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Good arrest!!!!

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

Who is Chris Brown and why should we care?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Dr Shoe He is a huge r&b star who is one of the best entertainers today. He was the heir-apparent to Michael Jackson's throne until legal trouble started.

You don't know who he is because he's not in your age, color, or musical genre demographic.

As far as why should you care, you shouldn't honestly. This site featured this story for a specific reason that has nothing to do with blue lives mattering.

BarbMomof5
BarbMomof5

I know the Perfect Way to "Help" Chris Brown....Therapeutic Massage with my 4 ft metal pry bar and my 40# sledgehammer!

amdguru
amdguru

Why wait for the concern to end, just arrest him as soon as they have eyes on him. No officer would have waited for me to finish doing whatever I was doing if I had a warrant.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Who the fuck is Tupac?