Ex-Disney star Orlando Brown, 35, requesting psych evaluation that could enable INSANITY PLEA
Former child star Orlando Brown’s lawyer is requesting a mental health check that could enable him to plead insanity in his court case.
Brown, 35, who shot to fame on the Disney Channel sitcom That’s So Raven, was arrested in Ohio in December and accused of domestic violence.
Lima Police were called about a fight between Brown and a man he lived with, and the 35-year-old actor was charged with misdemeanor aggravated menacing.
Now Brown’s counsel is asking for an evaluation to determine if he is psychologically capable of going through a trial at all, TMZ reports.
Although Brown is no longer in jail, having posted approximately $25,000 bond last week, he remains under house arrest.
Mugshot: Former child star Orlando Brown’s lawyer is requesting a mental health check that could enable him to plead insanity in his court case; he is pictured after his arrest in December
Throwback: Brown is pictured in 2003, the year he shot to fame on the Disney Channel sitcom That’s So Raven starring Raven-Symone
The troubled actor was arrested in December for domestic violence after a conflict with a man that he was living with, according to TMZ.
Brown was accused of threatening the man with a hammer and a knife blade, resulting in a first-degree misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing.
The man claimed he allowed Brown to live with him because the actor was otherwise homeless, law enforcement sources said.
His pending case is not the first time Brown faced allegations of violent behavior.
The actor was accused of having hit a woman in Torrance, California in 2017 while the pair were in a police parking lot.
Passersby witnessed the altercation between Brown and the woman – believed to have been his then-girlfriend – and told police what happened.
He failed to attend a scheduled court hearing and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Brown was eventually arrested in early 2018 after police were called to a residence in Barstow, California after complaints of a domestic disturbance.
The actor was arrested in Ohio in December after police were called to a fight. The That’s So Raven star has previously been arrested and charged with violent offences
The 35-year-old former Disney star has had previous run-ins with the law, including being accused of assaults and drug offences
Brown has been arrested and charged on multiple occasions and has repeatedly failed to attend court (pictured in 2018)
He failed to appear in court again after being released from jail and was found by bounty hunters in Las Vegas that April, TMZ revealed.
Brown was apprehended in June 2018 after leaving a motel in an area known for its connection to prostitution and drugs.
As he was being taken into custody, law enforcement officials found methamphetamine on his person, leading to charges.
Brown was also arrested in September 2018 after trying to break into a friend’s restaurant and change the locks.
He was sentenced to 23 days in jail after being convicted of historic drug and burglary charges.
Brown also previously took a plea deal in 2014 after a woman accused him of threatening to kill both her and her daughter.
The actor, who has struggled with addiction issues, featured on an episode of Dr. Phil in 2018 as friends tried to stage an intervention.
The star appeared confused during the sit-down, but there was a moment when some fans began to rally behind the star so that he would somehow overcome his battle with addiction.
Brown appeared to mix up the ages of his children and had trouble remembering their names.
In 2018, Brown got a controversial neck tattoo of his co-star and rumored former girlfriend Raven-Symone
The former Disney star (pictured with the Olsen twins in 1998) featured in series such as That’s So Raven and Family Matters
During 2018 he also got a large and controversial neck tattoo of reported ex-girlfriend and co-star Raven-Symone.
Raven-Symone has not publicly discussed the body art and never formally confirmed that they used to date.