WASHINGTON (WNEW) — R&B singer Chris Brown could be close to a plea deal with D.C. prosecutors over his assault charge.

Court records show Brown was scheduled for a status hearing related to a plea in D.C. Superior Court Friday but was unable to attend.

The hearing has now been rescheduled for Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s office declined to comment except to confirm that a status hearing is scheduled for next week.

Brown and his body guard were both charged with assaulting a fan outside The W hotel last year.

A judge found the body guard guilty. He is appealing that conviction.

Brown had been close to a plea deal several weeks ago, but rejected the deal and instead requested a trial.

But new court records indicate Brown and prosecutors have reached a plea agreement.

Brown is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning. His past appearances at the D.C. Courthouse have been marred by large crowds trying to get autographs and aggressive U.S. Marshals who closed down the sidewalks around the courthouse to allow Brown to come and go.

Brown’s attorney did not respond to requests for comment.

WNEW Senior Correspondent Mark Segraves contributed to this report. Follow Mark and WNEW on Twitter.


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