Bobby Brown Faces Three More Weeks In Jail

Following his May 10 arrest for probation violation, R&B singer Bobby Brown is facing at least three more weeks in a Broward County, Florida jail, according to the "Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel."

As we previously reported, (see "Bobby Brown Jailed For Violating Florida Probation"), the singer was arrested in Newark International Airport and extradited to Florida on a misdemeanor warrant that was issued for three separate violations to his 1997 probation stemming from a 1996 drunk driving incident in that state. Prosecutors do not usually extradite for misdemeanor warrants.

Brown requested bond at a Broward County Court appearance on Monday, May 22, and his request was denied. Brown offered to stay on house arrest in his Williams Island apartment in Miami-Dade County, but prosecutor Kristin Kanner said that Brown was a flight risk.

"He obviously has the financial wherewithal

to leave if he wants," Kanner told the "Sun-Sentinel," and added that Brown's failure to return to Broward County for almost a year after he was told of the alleged probation violations also figured in the court's decision to not grant bail.

The "Sun-Sentinel" also reported that crowds of people gathered outside the Broward County Courthouse on Monday hoping to catch a glimpse of Brown's famous wife Whitney Houston. She did not show up.

Brown is expected to be in jail until at least June 19 while his lawyers fight the charge of probation violation.