Chris Brown sidestepped a new effort to put him in jail yesterday when a judge rejected prosecutors' efforts to put him behind bars for a probation violation.
Judge James Brandlin said Brown appeared to be making progress in his anger management program and should remain there for the foreseeable future.
Chris Brown checked into rehab after he was arrested October 27 in Washington D.C. for allegedly punching a man in a dispute over a fan photo.
He got kicked out after throwing a rock at his mom's car, but was ordered by the court to finish a 90-day program while the assault case is pending.
Prosecutors said Monday that additional witness statements obtained last month offer "sufficient evidence" to move forward with a full-blown mini-trial.
That hearing, decided by a judge instead of a jury, could result in revocation of the singer's felony probation sentence for his 2009 beating of Rihanna.