Chained Up, Cuffed Up … Chris Brown Hops Aboard “Con Air” For Grueling Flight To D.C
No more first class and private jets for Chris Brown. The singer is learning first hand what it’s like to travel via the Justice Department’s “Con Air” prisoner airline.
A rep from the U.S Marshals Service confirmed to HipHollywood that the singer was turned over to marshals on Wednesday and he is in their custody, following an extradition hearing in Los Angeles. Brown is being handed over from Los Angeles to Washington for his April 17 trial, but the way in which he is traveling to D.C is not exactly bubble gum and flowers.
The singer, who reportedly began his grueling journey on Thursday, will be handcuffed as he jumps from government plane to government plane. Brown will travel with other prisoners and will reportedly have layovers in several jails during his route to the East Coast.
The “Loyal” singer, who is still on probation from the 2009 assault of then girlfriend Rihanna, was taken into custody after being kicked out of his court ordered rehab program.
In October 2013, Brown and his bodyguard were charged with a misdemeanor assault after allegedly hitting a man in front of the W hotel. On Monday, Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos will face a judge in D.C to request that the charges get dismissed. If judge slams the request, Chris will remain in custody until his April 17th trial. If found guilty, the singer could face up to four years in prison.