Bobby Brown Out of Jail, Back in Court

03/23/2004 AT 12:54 PM EST

While his wife, Whitney Houston, is reported to be in a Midwestern drug-rehab center for the second week of a month-long treatment, Bobby Brown was released from a Georgia jail on Monday -- four days ahead of his scheduled release -- because he must appear in a Virginia court.

DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown (no relation to Bobby) tells the Associated Press that he was presented with an order requiring the R&B singer to appear in family court in an emergency hearing in Roanoke, Va., on Wednesday.

No explanation for the family court meeting was given. Brown and Houston have a 10-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who reportedly has been in the custody of relatives while her parents are away.

After conferring with Judge Wayne Purdom, who has been presiding over Brown's case, the sheriff gave his consent to Brown's release, says AP. Brown's "good behavior" was cited for his early release, according to reports.

The singer, 35, was sentenced by Purdom on Feb. 27 to serve 60 days in the DeKalb County Jail after Brown violated his probation terms on a drunken-driving charge.

Purdom sentenced Brown for five violations, including his refusal to take drug tests and pay his probation fees. Brown also had been charged for failing to provide proof that he underwent counseling and completed his house arrest.

The fifth violation relates to a December misdemeanor battery charge in which police said that Brown hit his wife, reportedly leaving her with a bruised cheek and a cut inside her lip.

Brown is scheduled to appear May 5 in a Fulton County court on that charge.

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