Chris Brown’s mugshot photos from his arrest in Washington, DC last October on assault charges have surfaced for the first time in advance of the trial. Long anticipated, these latest mugshots of the R&B music superstar have quickly gone viral on the Internet.

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Chris Brown’s booking photos (above; larger image below) are from the arrest last October. In the early morning hours, outside W Hotel in Washington, DC the 24-year-old singer was arrested along with his 36-year-old bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy for allegedly assaulting a man.

In the months that have followed, Chris Brown has spent time in rehab for anger management in California as part of his probation from his 2009 arrest and sentencing for felony domestic violence charges in the beating of fellow music superstar and then girlfriend Rihanna.

When he was kicked out of rehab he was taken into custody in California and had been held in county jail in L.A. As TMZ reported, he was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals who flew him across country to Washington, DC on a five-day Con-Air flight along with other prisoners. He was taken to the nation’s capital for his upcoming trial for the alleged October assault incident.

According to NBC News, he and his bodyguard, Hollosy, are being tried separately in Superior Court in the District of Columbia before a judge rather than a jury. The report goes on to note that there is a civil lawsuit form the alleged victim in the works, reportedly for the sum of $3 million.

The new mugshots were obtained by Washington, DC local CBS affiliate WUSA. They reveal a blond-haired Chris Brown with a sad countenance and numerous tattoos on his neck.

He is embroiled with legal troubles on both the East Coast and the West Coast, as he is due back in L.A. for a probation hearing later in April even as the trial is upcoming in Washington, DC.

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