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Chris Brown Charged with Assault and Making Criminal Threats

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Around 10 a.m. this morning, news spread that Chris Brown has been charged by the LA District Attorney's office for the Grammys night incident when he was booked and released on bail for criminal threats.

The suspected victim is his girlfriend Rihanna. In documents obtained by Fox 11, Brown repeatedly punched and bit her:

According to the search warrant, Rihanna and Brown were driving when she read him a text message. Brown allegedly tried to force Rihanna out of the car, but her seat belt kept her inside the vehicle. Brown then allegedly punched her several times while he was driving, the search warrant said. Rihanna's blood splattered all over the interior of the car, according to the document quoted by Fox 11.

At some point, Rihanna called an assistant and told her to call police. But Brown allegedly continued to attack, biting her ear and fingers. At one point, according to the document, Brown threatened to kill Rihanna.

If found guilty, Brown could be put in prison for up to five years or on probation. He will be arraigned this afternoon in court.