Chris Brown Headed to D.C.-area Prison to Await Assault Trial

In this March 17 photo, R&B singer Chris Brown appears at a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court with his attorney Mark Geragos (right). (LUCY NICHOLSON/AP)
In this March 17 photo, R&B singer Chris Brown appears at a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court with his attorney Mark Geragos (right). (LUCY NICHOLSON/AP)

The Grammy winner has pleaded not guilty to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel in October, and his lawyers plan to argue for dismissal Monday.

Chris Brown’s entourage includes some unwanted new members — armed U.S. marshals.

The Grammy winner was collected from a Los Angeles lockup Wednesday and was out of California, en route to a Washington-area jail, as of Thursday evening, a source with the U.S. Marshals Service told the Daily News.

“He’s been transferred,” the source said, adding Brown, like all federal prisoners, has guards and cuffs. “It’s not the glamorous way to go.”

Brown, 24, is due back East for an April 17 misdemeanor assault trial. He’s pleaded not guilty to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel in October, and his lawyers plan to argue for dismissal Monday.

Brown’s prominent criminal lawyer, Mark Geragos, was in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday after filing a motion to quash the marshals’ transfer order and have Brown released to his custody for a flight to Washington that wouldn’t cost taxpayers a dime.

The judge continued the matter and is expected to issue a written ruling without taking the bench. Meanwhile, Brown has already been transferred.

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