By Jen Heger – Radar Legal Editor
The Florida State Attorney’s Office wants to formally interview Chris Brown in connection with allegations that he stole a cell phone from a fan as he sat outside of a Miami nightclub, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
As previously reported, Brown has been accused of stealing Christal Spann‘s iPhone after she says she snapped a pic of the singer sitting in the back of a Bentley. Brown allegedly snatched the phone, and said, “b*tch, you’re not gonna put that on the Internet,” and then drove off.
The Grammy winning R & B singer could be in serious trouble if prosecuted for the alleged theft as he is currently on probation for a no-contest plea for felony battery of his then girlfriend, Rihanna.
“The Florida State’s Attorney’s Office has asked Chris’ attorney, Mark Geragos, for the opportunity to formally interview Chris,” a source tells RadarOnline.com. “At this point it appears that won’t happen, which isn’t uncommon. The prosecutor handling the case is working with the cops in interviewing the alleged victim and the witnesses. Chris has an attorney for a reason, and Mark is in constant communications with the DA in Miami, it’s not as if Brown has gone on radio silence.”
Meanwhile, Brown has told his close friends that he is innocent and has done nothing wrong. “Chris is telling friends that he has done nothing wrong,” a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com. “He is hopeful that the evidence and the true facts of the case will result in no charges being made against him.
“Chris is letting his lawyer, Mark Geragos, deal with the Florida State’s Attorney’s Office. He will do whatever his attorney asks him to do. He is no longer in Miami, but if he needs to return for any reason, he certainly will. Chris has nothing to hide.”
If Brown is charged, it would be extremely likely that the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office will seek to revoke his probation.
“Chris wouldn’t need to be convicted in the Miami case to cause problems with his probation, just charged,” the source tells RadarOnline.com. “The conditions of his felony probation are very, very strict. Chris must obey all laws and not be arrested for any other crimes. This could be a huge nightmare for his probation if he is arrested and charged.
“Make no mistake, Chris is taking this very seriously. He knows that one arrest could unleash a wave of new legal problems for him because he is still on felony probation.”
Calls seeking comment to Chris’ attorney, Mark Geragos, weren’t immediately returned.