For the past few days now, media sources have been speculating about the reason Chris Brown was removed from his rehab facility in California on Friday and taken to jail, where he still remains.
Most have come to the conclusion that he must have been dismissed from the facility for showing the women in his facility some unwanted, perhaps abusive, attention. This may or may not be the reason for his arrest, however.
The Independent cites three reasons for Chris Brown’s arrest: “Brown refused to take a drug test, made a statement that alarmed rehab officials, and was seen touching the elbow of a female client.”
To an outsider who has some experience in bail bonding, only one of these reasons seems likely to be the one that actually caused Brown’s arrest.
While we know that Brown has had a bad past with women, it could have been a complete accident that he touched someone’s elbow. Anyone who has ridden in public transportation or stood in a cafeteria line knows that elbow contact happens, even when we may not mean for it to.
Brown told his therapy group that he was good at using guns and knives when he was asked about his skills, and this scared rehab officials. However, I’m still not sure if this is enough to get Brown arrested. This answer is pretty vague, and does not come off as a direct threat to anyone in the facility. This is only concerning because, as a convicted felon, Brown is no longer allowed to own a firearm. I think his statement might be a testament to Brown’s needing more therapy than prison time, however.
The main reason, I believe, that law enforcement decided to take Chris Brown into custody is because he broke his probation by not agreeing to take a drug test. This is a condition of probation. When someone’s probation officer comes to take a random drug test, that person must agree. Otherwise, the probation officer does have the right to turn his or her client over to the law.
Perhaps the other reasons could have made the rehab facility officials uncomfortable and wish that they could transfer Brown to someone else. Perhaps they helped to make Brown unpopular or solidify the law’s decision to retain him in jail. I’m not sure, however, that they would have been grounds for his initial arrest.