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Chris Brown Transferred Into Federal Custody, Headed to Washington D.C.

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Chris Brown is in the hands of the U.S. marshals now. The singer has officially left the Los Angeles jail system and is currently being transported to Washington, D.C., where he’ll appear at an assault trial stemming from an October 2013 incident.

The Los Angeles Times reports the ‘X’ creator was taken from “LA cell block” at 5:15PM on Tuesday (April 1) and entered the San Bernardino County jail to await transport to D.C., his lawyer Mark Gegaros said.

Earlier this week, Gegaros attempted to block the order to have Brown transferred because it would jeopardize their attorney-client conversation time before the trial.

The ‘Loyal’ crooner is headed to D.C., for an April 17 trial date. Brown is accused of beating a man who apparently tried to take a photo of him outside of the W Hotel. He faces a misdemeanor assault charge from that incident.

Brown was initially ordered to jail because he was thrown out of a rehab facility, which violated a deal he made with Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin.

The troubled entertainer was originally sentenced to remain in jail until April 23. Now that he is facing a misdemeanor charge on April 17 in court, Brown could possibly stay behind bars even longer if he’s found guilty.

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