LATEST: Troubled singer Bobby Brown will serve nine more days in jail, before spending two months on house arrest, a judge ruled yesterday (26AUG03).

The jail time and 60 days of house arrest for Brown - who was expected to be released today (27AUG03) - was ordered by DeKALB COUNTY STATE COURT judge WAYNE PURDOM.

Brown, 33, was ordered to undergo another drug assessment and sentenced to a total of 14 days in the DeKalb County Jail. But the judge credited Brown for the five days he's already spent behind bars since his arrest Friday (22AUG03).

Brown was arrested in the Atlanta, Georgia, suburb of Alpharetta at a seafood restaurant, where he was dining with his wife, GRAMMY-winning singer Whitney Houston.

Authorities say Brown was arrested because he failed to show up for court-ordered community service, drug treatment or a random drug test stemming from a 1996 drink-driving charge.

Brown's lawyers say he failed to check in with a probation officer because he was suffering from an injured elbow. They also claim he has been mourning the deaths of seven family members in recent months.

They contended that he had complied with a court order and completed 80 hours of community service in California. But the judge said Brown will get credit for only 40 hours because the order specified the service was to be done in Georgia.

27/08/2003 21:14