Bobby Brown will face a jail term for allegedly battering wife WHITNEY HOUSTON - if the incident last week (ends07DEC03) is found to be in violation of his parole from a previous conviction.

The MY PEROGATIVE rapper is on probation until February 2005 after being convinced of drunken driving charge in DeKalb County, Georgia earlier this year (JAN03), and officers investigating the latest incident are looking into whether he has breached the conditions of his previous sentence.

The 34-year-old - who has been married to Houston for 11 years - is now the subject of a probe by DeKalb County Police, who will make a recommendation to the judge overseeing Brown's probation and could send him back to prison.

Police were called to the couple's home in Alpharetta, Georgia on Sunday after Houston reported Brown for hitting her in the face. Although she later dropped the charges, police charged the THUG LOVIN' star with misdemeanour battery, and have ordered him to appear before a court in January (04).

The troubled couple have a ten-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

12/12/2003 17:16