A night that could have ended in success, instead led to jail time at the Los Angeles police station for R&B singer Chris Brown. The Grammy nominated artist voluntarily turned himself into authorities last night after being investigated for an alleged assault early Sunday morning, purportedly involving his girlfriend Rihanna.
Both Brown and Rihanna were scheduled to perform at the music awards ceremony, but were nowhere to be seen at the event after canceling earlier on in the day. Brown finally turned himself into the LA police at 6:30 p.m., just as the Grammy's were kicking off, according to Karen Smith, an LAPD officer.
The alleged incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning in L.A.'s Hancock Park, where Brown, 19, and an "unidentified woman" began to heatedly argue until the woman called 911 claiming Brown as her attacker, according to Us Magazine. Brown fled the scene of the incident, and when police found the victim, she appeared to have injuries.
Sources have not confirmed whether or not Rihanna was the assault victim, but the couple were reportedly seen together at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy party on Saturday night in Beverly Hills. Though a source reported to E! Online that the 20-year-old singer was seen adorned with bruises after the confrontation early Sunday morning, Rihanna has blamed her cancellation on a "traffic mishap."
Brown is currently being held by police on $50,000 bail and will face court charges on March 5th. His actions are considered a felony, and the maximum penalty for Brown could result in a penalty of four years.