Singer Chris Brown arrested in Malibu on probation violation. Singer Chris Brown was arrested Friday afternoon by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on a warrant related to his 2009 conviction for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna. The singer was taken to the inmate reception center in downtown Los Angeles, where he was being booked into jail, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker said. Brown was “cooperative” when deputies arrested him in Malibu about 2 p.m. Friday, according to a statement released by the sheriff’s department. He is being held without bail. Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, said Friday afternoon he didn’t have an immediate comment on the arrest.