Bobby Brown was released from a Georgia jail Monday so that he can appear in family court in Massachusetts Wednesday.
The troubled R&B singer was about halfway through serving a 60-day sentence in DeKalb County Jail in Decatur when Sheriff Thomas Brown was given an order requiring Brown, 35, to attend an emergency hearing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, Norfolk Division, according to a sheriff's department spokesperson.
The mother of two of Brown's children has filed a motion for a judgment for contempt against Brown, who allegedly failed to make child-support payments that stem from a 1994 paternity case. Specifics of the case are impounded pursuant to Massachusetts law.
Due to good behavior, Brown was scheduled to be released from DeKalb County Jail on Thursday, but because of the Massachusetts order, another few days were shaved from his sentence. He won't be required to return to Georgia after his family-court hearing.
Brown received the 60-day sentence on February 27 for violating several conditions of a two-year probation that stemmed from a drunk-driving conviction in January 2003 (see "Bobby Brown Sentenced To 60 Days For Probation Violation").
Following the family-court hearing, Brown is still likely to see more courtrooms than concert halls. He'll face a misdemeanor battery charge on May 5 for allegedly hitting his wife, Whitney Houston (see "Bobby Brown Turns Himself In, Appears In Court With Whitney At His Side").