Bobby Brown Arrested While Eating Out With Whitney

Singer nabbed more than a month after authorities put out warrant for his arrest.

More than a month after authorities put out a warrant for his arrest, singer

Bobby Brown was nabbed by police Friday night as he had dinner with wife

Whitney Houston at a seafood restaurant in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta.

The "My Prerogative" singer was taken without incident at the

Atlantic Seafood Company after an anonymous tipster notified police

of his presence, according to the restaurant's manager, Grey Maples.

"The police came in and we asked them to do us a favor and let Mr. Brown come

outside and not make a scene in the restaurant," Maples said. "The officers

then followed me in and I asked [Brown] to come with me and he was real

cooperative." Maples said Houston left at the same time. To add to the drama, a limo

was pulling out just as officers arrived, resulting in a scramble, Maples

said, as Alpharetta police believed Brown was making a quick getaway.

Brown, 34, was transported to DeKalb County jail and booked for a parole

violation on a 7-year-old drunk-driving charge. The singer served eight days

in jail on the charge in January and was ordered to serve an additional two

years probation.

He will remain in jail until Wednesday morning, when he will face a state court judge, according to a DeKalb County sheriff's office spokesperson. Though it is up to the judge in the case to decide, it is possible that such violations could result in more jail time.

The misdemeanor arrest warrant was issued on July 17 when Brown failed to report on several conditions of his probation, which includes 240 hours of community service, six months of twice-weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and random alcohol and drug screenings (see [article id="1476909"]"Bobby Brown A Wanted Man Again" [/article]). Deputies had

attempted to find Brown at his Atlanta-area home and several other locations

prior to his arrest on Friday.

One place authorities were on the lookout for Brown was at the Taboo Bistro

and Bar earlier this month, where Houston was celebrating her 40th birthday,

but he skipped out on the festivities. Brown has had several visitors since he

was booked on Friday night, but Houston was not among them, the sheriff's office spokesperson said.

This is the second time this year that a warrant has been issued for Brown's

arrest. A bench warrant was issued in January after the R&B singer attended

the American Music Awards in Los Angeles instead of a court appointment in

DeKalb County, where he was awaiting trial for the 1996 arrest. During that stop,

police charged that Brown was driving his red Mercedes erratically, and he was

charged with driving under the influence, speeding, failing to maintain lane

and having no proof of insurance.

Brown was arrested in Atlanta on November 7 on charges of

marijuana possession, speeding and having no driver's license or proof of insurance

(see [article id="1458561"]"Bobby Brown Arrested For Drug Possession, Speeding"[/article]). It was at that

point that authorities realized the 1996 case had fallen through the cracks when

Brown failed to show for his original court date in 1997.