LA judge orders R&B singer Chris Brown to stay in jail

A Los Angeles judge on has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay in jail at least until a probation violation hearing next month after the judge expressed concern about his ability to stay out of trouble.

Chris Brown last year in New York City. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/Press Association Images

Brown, 24, was arrested last Friday when he was dismissed from a Malibu, California, rehabilitation facility, triggering a violation of the singer's court-ordered treatment related to his 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend, the singer Rihanna.

The singer's probation violation hearing is scheduled for April 23 and is complicated by a misdemeanor assault case he faces in Washington, D.C. on April 17.