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Brown is free, after posting a two-thousand-dollar U-S bond last night. He had until midnight Sunday to turn himself in on charges he hit his wife, Whitney Houston.
A judge ruled in May there was enough evidence for Brown to stand trial on misdemeanor battery charges.
An official with the Fulton County, Georgia Sheriff's Department says Brown was photographed, fingerprinted and posted bond.
Simple battery is punishable by up to a year in jail and a one-thousand-dollar U-S fine.
Normally on a first offence in domestic-violence cases, the charge is dismissed if the defendant gets counselling.