Bobby Brown Turns Himself In On Battery Charges

Singer appears at Fulton County Jail less than four hours before deadline.

Bobby Brown turned himself in to police on battery charges Sunday, just hours before a court-imposed deadline.

The singer, who in May was charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly hitting wife Whitney Houston in the face at their home in Georgia in December (see "Bobby Brown Turns Himself In, Appears In Court With Whitney At His Side"), was ordered to turn himself in by midnight Sunday, as a judge had determined there was enough evidence to proceed with the case. He arrived at the Fulton County Jail less than four hours before the deadline and was released after posting a $2,000 bond, according to The Associated Press.

"He arrived at the jail, was photographed and fingerprinted and posted his bond," Lieutenant Clarence Huber of the Fulton County Sheriff's Department told the AP.

In June, Brown was handed a suspended 90-day prison sentence for missing three consecutive child-support payments to his ex-wife, Kim Ward (see "Bobby Brown Pays Child Support, Avoids Jail").

Brown was sentenced to 60 days in jail for violating probation in February after being found in violation of several conditions of his two-year probation, which was the result of a drunk-driving conviction in January 2003 (see "Bobby Brown Sentenced To 60 Days For Probation Violation").