Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a prolonged, 11-hour stand-off with the police at his $4million mansion.
Baylee Curran, a former Miss California Regional 2016, called 911 at around 3am on Tuesday claiming Brown had pointed a gun at her after she admired his friend’s jewelry, TMZ reported.
Police arrived at Brown’s sprawling estate in Los Angeles, but no one answered the door and it took hours before they obtained a warrant to search the home for a weapon.
Emerging from his mansion around 2.43pm (PT), Brown took off his sweatshirt and sat on the ground in front of the door, appearing relaxed before he went back inside around 3pm (PT).
Authorities said Brown was cooperating with the Los Angeles Police Department before he was seen in the backseat of a car being taken into custody around 5pm (PT).
LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division detectives searched the property, while Brown’s entourage of about half a dozen people were patted down and interviewed by authorities.
Brown is being taken to downtown Los Angeles where he will be formally booked on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, police said.
A felony assault with a deadly weapon conviction carries a sentence of four years in county jail, along with a $10,000 fine.
Because Brown pleaded guilty to the felony assault case involving ex-girlfriend and pop singer Rihanna, he was forbidden to possess a firearm under California law.
Authorities would not say if they found a weapon on the property and would not comment on the accusation that the singer threw a bag out of a window with a gun and drugs inside.
LAPD Deputy Chief Bob Green had described the standoff between Brown and officers as ‘long and protracted.’
Curran, who is an aspiring actress, shared a video of herself to Instagram in the afternoon before deleting it.
‘Do you all honestly think I wanted this, that I caused this?’ Curran asks in the video.
‘If somebody put a gun to your head what would you do? Call the police?’
During an interview on the Australian radio show KIIS 101.1 with Matt Tilley and Meshel Laurie, Curran said she was ‘shocked’ to have been embroiled in the incident.
The former beauty queen said she arrived at Brown’s house for a ‘go-see’, or audition surrounding an appearance for a music video.
She and a friend had spent time in his hot tub and walked back into the house when one of Browns’ friends was showing off a piece of jewelry.