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Chris Brown taken into custody

Chris Brown isn’t going free this time.

The Associated Press reports that the singer was taken into custody by U.S. marshals in Los Angeles. He will be transported to Washington, D.C., for an upcoming misdemeanor assault trial.

Brown was turned over to marshals Wednesday at a Los Angeles jail, marshals’ spokeswoman Laura Vega said Thursday. She didn’t say when he would be sent to Washington.

The singer and his bodyguard are accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel in October. Brown is set to go on trial later this month.

Brown, 24, remains under court supervision in Los Angeles for a felony assault case filed after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

If convicted in the Washington case, he could face additional penalties, including time behind bars, in the attack on Rihanna.

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